Annual Youth Summit
Don’t Miss the Annual Youth Summit! Giving Youth a Voice
Each year, Lindy Cares hosts a Youth Summit. Held on the day after Columbus Day, it’s your opportunity to obtain free training and find out how you can take an active role in creating a community that you believe you can thrive in.
By attending, you can begin earning community service hours for your volunteer efforts and enhance valuable skills you can apply to all aspects of your life.
The Lindenhurst Lindy Cares Youth Summit is an annual event that is hosted as an introduction to the upcoming Lindy Cares year. The Summit holds activities to learn about drug related problems that goes on in our communities.
This Youth Summit meet was an amazing experience that made me break out of my shell in freshmen year of high school. The people I met made this Youth Summit more than worth it. Across every age group people were friendly, open, and nice to be around. Everyone interacted very well with each other and cooperated while doing activities. These people made one another feel good; like a big family. It was an event filled with connection, unity against a common interest. That interest was the problem of drug and alcohol abuse. It corrupted the minds of the Youth at a dangerous rate. The Youth Summit helped us by exposing us to activities and information that had to with drug and alcohol abuse. I remembered the activity that touched me the most was the drunk driving activity; it displayed how it felt to drive while drunk, and it was terrifying. You didn’t know what was going on until it was too late. It was all very educational and informative. I’m grateful for the experiences I got offered.
At the end of the day, I learned a lot from this Youth Summit about the effects that drugs and alcohol have on our system. As I left this event I became more aware of what I allow into my body, my mind, and my circle. But equally as important, I talked to a lot of people and saw what people can do when they come together.
I encourage you to join our Youth Summit, so you too can stay informed and be involved with others dealing with the issue of drugs in whichever way possible. Thank you for your time.