In keeping with its continued support of health and wellness, Cleveland Chiropractic College-Kansas City (CCCKC) welcomed more than 200 Kansas youths for the 6th Annual Youth Leadership Summit Sept. 2. Students were on campus from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., where the majority of their time was spent attending breakout sessions that explored ways to avoid underage drinking and drug use.
Sponsored by the Regional Prevention Center, a program of Johnson County Mental Health, the gathering was held at the College for the third consecutive year. Dr. Karen Doyle, director of the Master of Science in Health Promotion degree at the College, was excited to again be a part of the event.
“Cleveland is privileged to host and support Shana Burgess and the Johnson County Regional Prevention Center in their efforts to equip student leaders to strategically prevent substance abuse among middle school and high school students,” Doyle said.
Schools participating in the summit were represented by a small group of students and a sponsor. The event featured guest speakers that offered insight on a variety ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle by avoiding destructive substances.
The group was welcomed to campus with opening remarks from Doyle, who reminded the students to stay focused and encouraged them to make healthy life choices. The day’s activities provided numerous learning opportunities for the visitors to learn good decision-making tactics that will help them achieve optimal health. The students then developed an action plan to implement when they returned to their respective schools.
The College was pleased to once again be a partner for this important event. The day reinforced the institution’s commitment to the health of young people at a time when their choices can affect them for a lifetime.