We encourage middle and high schools to register. Registration should be done as a school, not individually. If an individual would like to register, they should reach out to their school.
The program is designed for students in grades 7 through 12.
There is no limit on the number of students who can attend.
Given the sensitive content of the program, we recommend that your school nurse and counselor accompany your school delegation to the Summit.
The New Hampshire Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness will educate young people, educators and other adults about the growing opioid epidemic and encourage healthy decision-making. An essential ingredient to a solution is stopping the spread of addiction through a message of abstaining from experimentation – if less young people are experimenting with these highly addictive drugs, less will fall victim to this often-fatal disease of addiction. The program seeks to educate students, teachers, and parents about the dangers, warning signs, and effects of opioid abuse, and also connect them with resources to deal with opioid abuse. Most of all, the program aims to recognize and promote healthy choices and demonstrate the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
Teachers, please register as a school to reserve your seats. There is no limit to the number of students and we encourage including school nurses and counselors. Seats will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
The program is free of charge.
There will be a Resource/Exhibition Area for students both before and after the program that includes organizations dealing with opioid addiction and recovery as well as youth organizations offering positive and constructive extracurricular activities.
NO BACKPACKS WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE ARENA.
FOOD: Students are permitted to bring a bagged lunch to this event. Concessions inside the Arena will be open.
Summit Participant Permission forms for each student must be submitted to Kari Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 28, 2017.