Contact: Natalie Newville
660-596-9578 (cell-day of event)
12th Annual Speak Hard Youth Conference Held in Jefferson City
Why: Speak Hard has given youth the opportunity to learn about underage drinking, substance abuse, and prevention since 2005. Once again Missouri teen voices will unite at the State Capital to attend workshops, march to the Capitol, and visit with legislators. A highlight of the day will be an Outstanding Youth Prevention Award ceremony, honoring teens from across the state who have proven to be dedicated to prevention.
What: A wide array of experts will present on substance abuse and prevention topics, including several youth presenters. EPIC Assemblies, the 2016 keynote, is a professional touring group of 12 elite and diverse young artists who bring a powerful message to youth from coast to coast. They blend their personal life stories with artistic expressions like dance, drama, original music, spoken word poetry, video and inspirational speaking. In the afternoon, fourteen teens from across Missouri will be honored with the 2016 Outstanding Youth Prevention Award.
When: Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 8:00am-3:00pm
Where: 8:00am- 2:00pm, Keynote, Breakouts, and Lunch, Capitol Plaza Hotel, 415 W McCarty St, Jefferson City, MO
2:30pm, Youth Awards in First Floor Rotunda, Missouri State Capitol, 201 W Capitol Ave, Jefferson City, MO