Events
Y R OKANOTO, WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE

Teen Summit

Sunday, January 17, 2016

12:00 – 2:30 pm

FREE ADMISSION

Open to ALL teens, youth groups and families!

 

Registration is now closed

 

Teen Summit flyer

High School Art Contest

MLK Food Drive

 

Join us for our 7th annual Teen Summit event celebrating the legacy of Dr. King. In this interactive workshop, teens from all over Connecticut will come together to participate with the dynamic motivational speaker, Hashim Garrett of Breaking the Cycle of Violence Through Forgiveness in an effort to promote social and environmental justice. FREE pizza and certificates of participation awarded!

 

Breaking the Cycle of Violence Through Forgiveness

This award-winning program stresses honest communication and resolving conflicts by focusing on real-life experiences, rather than theories. It underscores the efforts to counteract school violence by proactively addressing its most common roots: bullying, peer pressure, gossip, racism, and other forms of intolerance. By addressing these problematic roots of youth violence, assemblies organized by Breaking the Cycle generate self-respect and respect for others.

 

For more information visit:  Breakingthecycle.com

 

Teen Summit Schedule

12:00 – 12:30 pm  Lunch and Registration 

12:30 – 1:00 pm    Welcome and MLK Icebreaker

1:00 – 2:00 pm      Breaking the Cycle 

2:00 – 2:30 pm      Reflection and Closing Activity (Small group reflection on what they

                            learned and how they can incorporate what they learned in their

                            schools/communities)

 

Mayoral Address by the Honorable Toni N. Harp at 3:00pm