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Youth Leadership Conference on Opioid Misuse planned for Hickory

A Youth Leadership Summit is planned to take place on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in Hickory. The event will invite high school students to learn about the opioid problem and discuss how they can help confront the issue at home. The summit will focus on raising awareness and building advocacy skills. The interactive and hands on event will also introduce ideas and tool kits for community action and charge the participants with developing a community project that confronts the opioid epidemic. Leading to Change, a nationally awarded training agency will help to facilitate the event.

Paid lodging options may be provided for the night of April 20th (Friday) on a limited basis. All hotel reservations must be made through the TTA Center. Please do not contact the hotel for reservations. Contact the TTA Center directly at to discuss hotel options by April 9, 2018.

Please register your group together. Adults should register themselves and their youth participants. Ages are only requested for youth participants. Once you click to register, you can add multiple names and “tickets” within your registration that will include each youth/adult coming with your group. If you have questions about registration or the summit, please reach out to

This Summit is presented by the North Carolina Prevention Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Center.


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