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Youth Leadership Institute – Building Blocks for the Future: The Power of You!

Community Event

United Way of Broward County Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention Broward Youth Coalition (BYC) will host its 26th Annual Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) entitled, “Building Blocks for the Future: The Power of You!” on June 21st-23rd at Nova Southeastern University. The three-day, two-night FUN Youth Summit will focus on youth empowerment, leadership, advocacy, public speaking, wellness, networking, yoga, drug prevention and mental health awareness/promotion. Participants will have the opportunity to earn up to 20 community service hours. Event sponsors include United Way of Broward County Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention, Broward Behavioral Health Coalition, Florida Department of Children and Families, Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling and Memorial Healthcare System. Broward High School students may apply now by visiting http://www.drugfreebroward.org and accepted applicants can attend this event free of charge. The application deadline is June 8, 2018. For more information about this event, please contact Emilia Vilaire-Monchery at 954-453-3750 or evilaire@unitedwaybroward.org or Ceslie Covington at 954-453-3745 or ccovington@unitedwaybroward.org. About United Way of Broward County Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention: United Way of Broward County Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention (UWBCCBH) is a broad based substance misuse prevention and mental health promotion coalition dedicated to reducing negative consequences on individuals, families, and communities. Today, its primary role is to serve as a coalition-building organization that brokers partnerships between federal, state and local agencies to foster, develop, and enhance integrated behavioral health efforts throughout Broward County, while searching for innovative and effective ways to address the issue of substance misuse.