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Students at 14th Annual Youth Summit to learn about drug and alcohol abuse, child and elder abuse, suicide prevention

Students at 14th Annual Youth Summit to learn about drug and alcohol abuse, child and elder abuse, suicide prevention

Author: SuperUser Account/Monday, March 3, 2014/Categories: Uncategorized, Living, Government

The summit on Thursday (March 6) is expected to draw in more than 450 participants from diverse communities throughout the county. The summit creates a unique venue where young people can discuss important issues that affect their lives – and others’ – and help them develop the skills they need to create a positive change in the community.

The keynote speaker this year will be Cary Trivanovich, who also will present information during workshops on drug and alcohol awareness. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will conduct a presentation and Riverside County’s Child Protective Services and Curtailing Abuse Related to the Elderly (C.A.R.E.) will offer a joint workshop on child and elder abuse.

The summit takes place at the Riverside Convention Center, 3637 5th St. in Riverside. It begins at 8 a.m. and is scheduled to last until 3 p.m. The event is by invitation only for participants, but the media is invited to cover the event. For more information, please contact Vivian Robledo, Youth Advisory Council coordinator to Supervisor Jeff Stone, at (951) 677-1859 or by email at VRobledo@rcbos.org.

The Riverside County Youth Commission empowers young people and helps them focus on their vision and goals. It also helps them plan for the future and implement strategies that help them to reach those goals. The commission provides advice, assistance and recommendations on youth-related issues to the Board of Supervisors and county departments. In addition, the commission works to anticipate young people’s educational, recreational, and cultural needs and help host meaningful events that benefit the county’s youth. The commission works to ensure county resources are coordinated in order to improve the quality of life for young people countywide.

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