Monday , 18 June 2018

McKinney Hosts First `Say Yes to Youth’ Summit on Friday

Submitted by City of McKinney

The McKinney City Council last night issued a proclamation that Friday, April 19 is Say Yes to Youth Day. The City of McKinney and Volunteer McKinney are hosting the Say Yes to Youth Summit on April 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Christ Fellowship Church, 2801 Orchid Dr.

The summit will bring together adults who care about at-risk youth ages 13 – 19 residing in McKinney. Participants will include schools, corporations, non-profits and faith-based organizations. The purpose of the Youth Summit is to identify issues that need to be addressed, discover issues that are already being addressed and by whom, identify areas of duplication and determine opportunities for collaboration.

The event will consist of a morning panel discussion, followed by lunch, breakout sessions in the afternoon and a wrap up. The event cost is $10, and the 150-seat limit is nearly full.

“The entire community has a responsibility to ensure that every child has access to the tools needed to succeed academically, socially and civically,” said Shirletta Best, Community Services Administrator. “This event highlights our commitment to support programs and activities that impact the viability of youth and their development, so every child has access to the resources they need to lead a healthy, active and productive life.”

Participants will be provided with a resource directory of services available to at-risk youth in McKinney. Participants will also have the opportunity to educate others about programs, propose new programs and develop partnerships.

For more information, please contact Janay Tieken by email or phone at 972-547-7578

TSB had previously announced this event through a submitted story by Volunteer McKinney. For that story with an accompanying video, please click here.

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