FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact:
October 13, 2017 NAMI Buffalo & Erie County
President Ann Venuto, 716-226-6264 or
Alpha Kappa Alpha President
Josephine Cross, 716-634-3014
Organizers: AKA Gamma Phi Omega Chapter & NAMI Buffalo & Erie County
Hosting Free Healthy Minds Empowerment Conference for Area Teen Youth
Date: Saturday, October 28th; 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Medaille College, parking available on campus
Invited: Youth ages 12-19 (grades 7-12) of diverse urban communities, with accompanying parents, guardians, or group leaders
This one-day conference features nationally recognized keynote speaker Keith O’Neil, NFL Super Bowl Champion, breakout sessions, and panel discussions. Teens and adults will participate in separate sets of workshops exploring issues around the emotional and mental wellbeing of today’s youth, and empower youth and adults who care for them. Continental breakfast and lunch provided. Participant prizes and giveaways.
Topic areas include: Social Media & Mental Health – Stress Management Skills - Empowerment Skills - Suicide Prevention - Substance Abuse
Pre-registration is required. Registration is recommended no later than Sunday, October 22.
To register, go to: https://healthymindsempowermentconference.eventbrite.com
Photo Opportunities: NFL former champion player discussing mental illness and mental health with community youth, parents and leaders; panel discussions and workshops with youth and caring adults, as well as invited dignitaries
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gamma Phi Omega Chapter is an international organization devoted to service to all mankind. We emphasize programs of social action, and services related to the needs of the community; leveraging our commitment to service and outreach through partnership with corporations, governmental and social agencies, and women's organizations.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Buffalo & Erie County is a local affiliate of the largest grassroots mental health organization in the U.S., dedicated to bettering the lives of people affected by mental illness. NAMI Buffalo supports, educates, and advocates for families and their loved ones living with mental illness.
This event is sponsored by The African American Cultural Center, Erie County, and Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams