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The Youth Mental Health Summit

Friday, July 19th 2024 9am - 2pm CDT

Join 200 teenagers for a day of mental health conversations! We’ll create a safe space to share stories and learn tools to express ourselves.

SPEAKERS

Abraham Sculley

Opening Keynote Presentation

Christine Kellogg

Express Yourself Through Acting & Improv

Alicia Tappan

The Do's and Dont's of Public Speaking

Megan Manigault

Unleashing Creativity and Gratitude Through Journaling

Daniel Andreu

Express Yourself Through Art

Theahmad Thomas

Mental Music

Justine Roper

Move for Your Body & Mind

Reese Butler

Closing Keynote Presentation

Speakers

Shaniyah Golden

Youth Storyteller

Jenari Golden

Youth Storyteller

August Lyle

Youth Storyteller

Agenda

Agenda

7:30 — 8:50 am

Drop-Off, Registration, Grab and go breakfast

9:00 — 9:10 am

Kickoff: Welcome, Opening Keynote

9:10 — 9:30 am

session #1

9:30 — 9:40 am

♬ Dance Break ♬

9:40 — 10:10 am

Breakout Sessions (1-4)

10:10 — 10:15 am

♬ Dance Break ♬

10:15 — 10:30 am

Youth Storytellers (Panel)

Join us for the Youth Storytellers Panel! Hear amazing stories from teens who have learned how to share their personal experiences to inspire others. These young speakers will share their journeys, offering new perspectives and motivation. Don’t miss the chance to be inspired by their powerful stories!

10:30 — 10:35 am

♬ Dance Break ♬

10:35 — 11:05 am

Vendor Scavenger Hunt

Join our exciting Scavenger Hunt and have fun exploring the summit! Visit different vendor booths to collect clues and complete your scavenger hunt card. Once you’ve gathered all the clues, return your completed card for a chance to win awesome prizes!

11:05 — 12:05 pm

Lunch (Sonny’s BBQ)

12:05 — 12:10 pm

♬ DANCE BREAK ♬

12:10 — 12:40 pm

Breakout Sessions (1-4)

12:40 — 12:45 pm

♬ DANCE BREAK ♬

12:45 — 1:05 pm

Workshop Session #2

1:05 — 1:10 pm

♬ DANCE BREAK ♬

1:10 — 2:00 pm

Closing: Keynote, FINAL REMARKS & GIVEAWAYS

By Reese Butler, Founder of the National Hopeline Network 1.800.SUICIDE and Kristin Brooks Hope Center

Snoballs Desserts (BAM! Snoballs)

Breakout Sessions

Express Yourself Through Acting & Improv

Step into the world of theater with our fun workshop! Get ready to unleash your creativity and boost your confidence through exciting theater games and improv exercises. You’ll work together with others, practice active listening, and express yourself in new ways. Facilitators: Christine Kellogg, Judy Uchida, Harper Garcia, Gabby Long, and Klarissa Moore (PenArts)

The Do’s and Dont’s of Public Speaking

Learn how to speak up confidently in this engaging workshop! Discover tips for speaking in front of others and learn how public speaking can help us fight against mental health stigmas. Whether you’re a pro at speaking or brand new to it, this session will give you the skills to make a difference when you speak to others. Facilitator: Alicia Tappan (Survivor-Led Solutions)

Move for Your Body & Mind

It’s time to get active and feel good! Join us for an exciting workshop all about moving your body and taking care of your mind. We’ll talk about why it’s important to stay healthy and active, and we’ll learn some easy ways to do it every day. Facilitator: Dr. Justine Roper, PT, DPT (InHer Physique Pelvic Therapy & Wellness)

Unleashing Creativity and Gratitude Through Journaling

Get ready to discover new ways to express yourself and feel thankful! We’ll learn fun journaling techniques and use tools like the ‘Gratitude Bloom Journal’, balloons, and a gratitude jar to feel more positive. These games and activities help us appreciate the good things in life. Facilitator: Megan Manigault (I AM VOICES)

Express Yourself Through Art

Let’s get creative and make some art! We’ll explore how art can help us feel better. You will explore different art activities and learn how drawing, painting, and creating things can make you happier, and help you express yourself in healthy ways. Facilitator: Daniel Andreu (@artbyandreu)

Mental Music

Ever wanted to write your own song or poem? We’ll learn how music can help us express our feelings and thoughts. We will also write our own songs and poems together, and you’ll see how music can be like magic for your mind and heart. Facilitator: Theahmad Thomas

Stay next door to the summit!

Courtyard Marriott of Pensacola
451 Creighton Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32504
*Parking Included & FREE Wifi!

Vendors

Vendors

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Each registered attendee will receive:

  • An Inspired Minds Summit T-Shirt
  • A Mental Health Toolkit
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks
  • A Swag Bag with Gifts and Resources
  • Access to Summit Breakout Sessions
  • Access to the Photo Booth
  • Opportunities to Connect with Peers
  • Access to Keynotes and Performances
You’ll learn fun ways to express yourself and build resilience. You’ll also team up with peers to identify barriers to seeking help for mental health and develop creative solutions.
Friday, July 19, 2024 from 9 AM to 2 PM (CST)

The summit will feature inspiring youth keynote speakers, engaging workshops, performances, live music, giveaways, and so much more!

 

During the Summit, you’ll attend workshops to learn fun ways to express yourself and build resilience. You’ll also team up with peers to identify barriers to seeking help for mental health and develop creative solutions.

Gateway Church of Christ
445 Creighton Road
Pensacola, FL 32504
ALL Teens (13 – 18 years old) Who Are Passionate About Making A Difference

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Storytelling Solutions of America Inc (SSA) is hosting the summit.

 

SSA is a launching pad for teaching youth to share their story and access mental health care through the art and skill of public speaking.

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The Youth Mental Health Summit

July 19th 2024