signature-superheroThe YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South is hosting a Teen Summit at Southwest Tennessee Community College – Whitehaven Center, Saturday, March 5th, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This free community event for teens in grades 8-12 focuses on maintaining healthy relationships, leadership and professional training, and personal development.

YMCA, a United Way partner agency, created this event to give inner-city teens positive ideas about their personal and professional lives today and in the future. Youth United Way is participating with representation.

“Far too often, our youth are generalized based on the negative images that are displayed in the media,” says Y Achievers Director Kimberly Morgan-West. “It is important we are able to equally display positive things that our youth are doing, and provide guidance to those who are interested in making significant changes in their lives.”

The summit will also address issues such as domestic violence, gang violence, social media behavior, leadership development, interviewing techniques, self-esteem and self-image building, manhood/womanhood training, and much more. Parents have opportunities to attend workshops on financial aid and parenting tips. The summit will conclude with a panel discussion of Memphis Police Department officers, city officials, and community leaders. Space is limited, so we encourage students to register today.

For more information on the Teen Summit, please contact YMCA Youth Development Director, Kimberly Morgan-West at 901.398.2366 or

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(Note: The YMCA provided materials which contributed to this story)