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Kaiser hosts teen summit for students March 15

MANTECA - On Tuesday, March 15, Kaiser Permanente and Give Every Child A Chance will co-host an event entitled, Better Engaged Students Thrive (BEST) Teen Summit. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Golden West School located at 1031 North Main Street. The event will be offered to about 300 students, in grades 7 through 12, who attend school in Manteca Unified School District. The BEST Teen Summit is being offered during spring break.

The BEST Teen Summit will open with a presentation of Nightmare on Puberty Street that uses comedy, music, dance and emotional scenarios to teach students that they’re not alone on the rocky road to adulthood. The show follows four middle school characters who, amid adolescent exuberance, wrestle with tough decisions and fluctuating self-esteem. As they learn new skills to cope with bodily and hormonal changes, school violence and peer pressure, they discover their own answers to the perennial adolescent question: "Am I normal?" The presentation helps students learn to deal with negative peer pressure, build healthy relationships, cope with depression and thoughts of suicide, communicate about health and social issues with parents and other adults, and build self esteem.

Following Nightmare, the students will disseminate into breakout sessions. These sessions will include topics and classes such as: ZUMBA, Multimedia/Graphic Design, Martial Arts - Be Safe & Alert!, Positively YOGA!, An Inside Look at a Career in the World of Sports, Discover Your Future - Succeeding in Today’s Job Market, Skin Sins - Healthy vs. Unhealthy, Take a Stand - Lend a Hand, Fast Food or Fat Food!, and Over the Counter - Under the Influence (Dangers of Over-the-Counter & Prescription Drugs). They will be able to attend three of the ten classes above.

Following the breakout sessions, the students will return to the auditorium for a closing session, where they will each be entered into a drawing to win raffle prizes. The raffle prizes include a tent, a sleeping bag, Samsung flat screen TV, an MP3 player, 2 mini video cameras, and a nano iPod.

The children will be served a healthy nutritious delicious lunch donated by Panda Express. Then the DJ will play some fun tunes until the buses come to return the children to their families.

If you or your child are in grade 7 through 12, attends school in Manteca Unified School District, and interested in attending the Teen Summit, contact your school office, or call Give Every Child A Chance at (209) 825-7003 for more information.


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