Department of Community and Recreation Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 1050
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
703-324-5641, TTY 711, Fax 703-222-9792
Media Contact: Patricia L. McClenic, Public Information Officer
April 1, 2010
5th Annual Northern Virginia Regional
Using this as inspiration, “Project Take Back: Where young people come together to create positive social change,” is the theme of the fifth Northern Virginia Regional Youth Summit, to be held Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Liberty Middle School, 6801 Union Mill Road, Clifton, Va., from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event, sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Community and Recreation Services’ Teen Services Division, will provide training to young people to create change focused on improving health and well-being, while also gaining experience and skills to become leaders in their communities. The event is open to Northern Virginia teens in grades 6th through 12th.
Chris Bowers, an expert in developing youth leadership, will be the keynote speaker for this event. He will speak to the teens about the power they have to take risks and to have confidence in themselves. He uses humor to build camaraderie with students so he can encourage them to overcome their fear of failure and fear of what others may think of them.
Previous summits boast of having attendance of 125 youth plus sponsors. This summit hopes to promote dialogue among teens with the help of roundtable discussions on gang violence, teen pregnancy, teen alcohol and dug use, drinking and driving, life’s decisions and the importance of positive activities in the lives of teens. The summit will have prizes, food, promotional items, and other activities that appeal to teens. A media presentation from Motivational Media Productions, entitled “One Day” will show teens how to make change in their lives one day at a time.
To register, visit our website at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rec or call 703-324-TEEN, TTY 711 to have a registration form sent to you. Deadline for registration is April 15, 2010.
Fairfax County is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in all
county programs, services and activities and will provide reasonable
accommodations upon request.
To request special accommodations call 703-324-4FUN (4386), TTY 711. Please allow ten working days in advance of the event in order to make the necessary arrangements.