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The Youth Empowerment Summit will be open to all interested youth.
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This month, a Youth Empowerment Summit will provide Sacramento youth with a special opportunity to reflect on self-esteem and healthy living.

The Summit, which will be held on August 28th at La Familia Counseling Center, will allow youth to bond and engage in topics pertinent to life as an adolescent.

“La Familia has been in Sacramento providing services for 41 years this October,” says Rachel Rios, Executive Director of La Familia Counseling Center. “Our mission is to improve the quality of life for at-risk kids and families of diverse backgrounds, and we do that by offering multi-cultural counseling and support programs and services to families and to young people.”

La Familia Counseling Center’s upcoming Summit aims to engage local youth while reminding them of their potential. Open to all youth ages 12-18, the Summit will provide lunch, gifts, raffle prizes, and an open environment where participants will discuss self-esteem, self-identity, healthy living, and their communities.

Guest speakers will also be present at the Summit to encourage young participants and offer words of advice.

“We want to be able to reach young people,” says Rios.  “We know that they face a multitude of challenges, and we want to encourage them to be engaged, to know that there are people out there that are available to support them, and to start their year in a positive way.”

The Youth Empowerment Summit is a free event open to all interested youth.  To RSVP, or to sponsor the event, contact Fransico Arreola at (916) 452-3601, or  To learn more about La Familia Counseling Center, visit their website.

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