Guam News - Community Events
On Saturday, Sept. 29, Project S.T.A.R. will host its first ever youth summit to tackle the issues of dating violence, HIV/AIDS/STDs/TB, and healthy relationships. The keynote speaker will be Darrus Sands of the Boston Public Health Commission’s Division of Violence Prevention. He will lead a special workshop called “Break-Up Summit” to help teens learn healthy coping skills for dating break-ups.
Darrus has been diligently working for the Boston Public Health Commission's Division of Violence Prevention for 13 years. His passions and talents lie in teaching and mentoring young people in the areas of Healthy Relationships, Conflict Resolution and Media Literacy.
He is one of the site coordinators for the Boston chapter of the 'Start Strong Initiative' which is the largest funded nationwide Teen Dating Violence Prevention program in existence. Darrus has presented and facilitated workshops for both youth and adults at countless middle schools, high schools, colleges and conferences all over the U.S. Darrus has a love and talent for writing and producing for film and incorporates his violence prevention work and strategies in everything he does.
What: Project STAR Youth Summit
Where: Westin Resort
When: Saturday, Sept. 29 from 8:45AM-10AM (Guest presenter Darrus Sands)
Who: Open to middle-school and high-school students
For more information, contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam at (671) 472-2227 or email Vanessa Estella at firstname.lastname@example.org. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam is a community partner of the Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence.
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