EHHS Students Attend the East End Youth Leadership Summit

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On Oct. 23, students from East Hampton High School attended the East End Youth Leadership Summit of 2015. The event brings together young East End leaders to discuss social issues that are important to them, as well as to learn skills and resources that will empower them to lead healthy lives and set an example for others.

This year's summit focused on developing a picture from the youth perspective of the assets or protective factors that exist in each of our East End communities, as well as the risk factors that contribute to poor health and negative lifestyles among our youth. Participants attended workshops about risk and protective factors conducted from individual, family, school and community perspectives. Each school group then developed a map or picture of what they see as risk and protective factors in their community and wrote a public service announcement that described their community from their perspective.  

The PSAs were shared at the culmination of the summit, as well as with each school community represented. The information participants provided will be included in the Youth Asset Map that is being created for youth and families by the East End Partnership for the Youth. This map will be available electronically and by smartphone app in 2016, and will be a resource for matching youth and families with needed resources, as well as helping our communities visualize where major gaps in services exist.  

Thank you to the following participants for helping our community in such an important and necessary way. You have done so many people a great service!
 
·         Myra Arshad
·         Hunter Fenelon
·         Shekina Frias
·         Allen Gregg
·         Giana Gregorio
·         Lily McGintee
·         Milton Rodriguez
·         Brian Silva
·         Jacarra Stephens
·         Steven Verdugo