Accesslocal.Tv recently went to the Sacramento Youth Alliance Kickoff weekend to see what their organization does for youth around the city.
Youth between the ages 11-24 years old are invited to attend the Powerful Youth of Tomorrow Summit this Saturday at the South Natomas Library and Community Center. Lights of Tomorrow in partnership with the American Heart Association and South Natomas Sacramento Public Library are working together to empower families and give them the skills they need to create healthier choices in their homes and work life. Parents and youth that attend will learn about health risks, preparing healthy meals, identifying jobs, and protecting themselves in their communities.
Highlights of the event include:
- Heart healthy chef food demonstration and sampling
- FREE Health screenings and wellness experts
- Career and job search experts
- Youth and adult panels on “Knowing Your Rights” and “STD’s”
- Youth dancers, vocalists, poets and Miss Natomas.
Powerful Youth of Tomorrow Summit partners are working to educate families on:
- The serious risk for heart disease and stroke
- How to protect yourself in the community and know your rights
- College preparation and how to find and get employment.
- How to cook heart healthy meals to prevent cardiovascular disease
Heart disease and stroke are the #1 and #4 killers of all Americans. Power To End Stroke is one of the American Heart Association’s solution to saving lives and improving health in our communities. Partnering with youth advocates and community leaders is necessary to bridge the information gap for parents and students. The summit will engage parents and youth in dialogue and hands-on training about cardiovascular disease in the community and provide career tools and safety resources families need to reduce their health risks and improve their quality of life.
Powerful Youth of Tomorrow Summit
March 24, 2012 from 10:30 am– 3:30pm
South Natomas Library & Community Center
2901 Truxel Road, Sacramento, CA 95833