Local teens participate at state Prevention Summit

San Juan, Lopez and Orcas Island youth and prevention coalition leaders journeyed to Yakima in early November for the Washington State Prevention Summit.

This three-day summit, Nov. 4-6, offers a Youth Leadership Track that includes training sessions on presentation skills, workshops on various topics in prevention, motivational speakers, service learning projects and networking opportunities.

This year, the theme was “Prevention is EPIC: Empower, Promote, Innovate and Collaborate.”

“Our youth teams represented San Juan County well,” group leaders said. “Watch for these youth as they return to their own communities to create projects to help their schools and/or communities in the area of prevention.”

Leaders of the group include Julie Pinardi of Orcas Island's Point Blank-Young Ambassadors Group, Georgeana Cook of Lopez Island's D.R.E.A.M. Team, and Debbie Fincher of Spring Street International School's Rock Solid program.

Want to join in? Contact the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition at 378-9683.


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