By Aimee Adler Cooke
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL –More than 40 Broward County middle and high school students came together for United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention’s Broward Youth Coalition (BYC) Youth United Summit entitled, “20/20: The Vision…The Mission…A Better Broward!” on Monday, January 20th at United Way of Broward County’s offices in Fort Lauderdale.
The Youth Summit focused on youth empowerment, leadership, advocacy, drug prevention and mental health awareness. In addition, there were engaging youth-led workshops and discussions about issues such as the vaping epidemic, teen mental health, healthier school environments, bullying, and the effects of drug abuse.
All students who registered to participate in this year’s Youth United Summit received community service hours for their commitment to making South Florida a better place to live.
Event sponsors included United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention, Broward Behavioral Health Coalition, Sunshine Club and HOPE South Florida.
For more information about how Broward County high school students can get involved with Broward Youth Coalition and their events throughout the year, please visit http://www.drugfreebroward.org/byc