Contributed by Brandi Kinney
2019 Youth Summit
8/6/2019 – 4PM
My House Youth Action Board & Mat-Su Opioid Task Force
The Glenn Massay Theater
8295 E College Dr. Palmer
The My House Youth Action Board, is a board comprised of previously homeless youth who are working to create a paradigm shift in policy, administration, and culture around the treatment of homeless youth in Alaska. With this shift, we have an opportunity to reduce the incredibly high rates of sexual assault, domestic violence, and drug addiction that our youth are currently facing.
Our first step in accomplishing this goal is by hosting the 2019 Youth Summit to create a diverse and inclusive gathering focused on a wide spectrum of youth voices speaking about addiction in our communities from our point of view. Additionally, we want to foster an environment for connectivity for youth by making available volunteer opportunities and peer support. We know that 52% of the youth in the Matsu Valley feel disconnected and unvalued by their community (2017), so we will be encouraging resiliency by providing opportunity through vendor tables, a youth resource list, and peer support throughout the summit.
This summit will be held at The Glenn Massay Theater, August 6th, from 4:00pm-9:00pm, with free pizza for all attendees at 7:00pm.
Please call Brandi Kinney at 907-373-4357 for more questions about the 2019 Youth Summit.