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Youth Action Summit

The planning process is well under way for the Fall 2022 Break Free Youth Action Summit! Stay tuned for information on the summit closest to you and check out the information below to learn more!
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This year students and adults will spend the morning learning about tobacco related laws that impact our state and the legislative process. In the afternoon, national organization, Truth Initiative will hold a workshop at the summit with students teaching them how to approach peers about quitting vaping and how they can offer support. Youth will learn skills that will strengthen the way they have conversations in their schools. Throughout the day students will do hands-on activities that can later be repeated in their schools and communities.

Students will be participating in a legislative panel at the summit. We will NEED YOUR HELP with this! Please be sure to download and complete the legislative panel worksheet by September 23rd, 2022. Email all completed legislative panel worksheets to the event coordinator for the summit occuring in your area.

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Who Should Attend?

North Dakota youth and young people in middle and high school who are passionate about making positive impacts in their school, community, and state to prevent the next generation from a lifelong addiction to nicotine.

What others have said...

"The Youth Action Summit provides me with tangible information and opportunities to advocate a tobacco-free lifestyle within my community"
- Erynn | 4x Summit Attendee | High School Senior from Bismarck 

“The Youth Summit was a great opportunity to bring youth and adults together to learn about the tobacco industry marketing tactics, hear from North Dakota legislators and creatively share messages with each other in a fun-filled environment. We hope to bring  more students to next year’s Summit.”

                                                           - Julie Ferry MS, RN | Nelson-Griggs District Health Unit

Bismarck & Fargo 2022 Youth Action Summit Photos

Large Group - Bismarck YAS 2019
Large Group - Bismarck YAS 2019
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Large Group - Fargo YAS 2019

Past Break Free Youth Action Summits!

2020 Break Free Youth Action Summit
2020 Break Free Youth Action Summit (YAS) Recording: Available HERE
2020 Post YAS Survey: Available HERE

2019 Break Free Youth Action Summit
Want to bring the Youth Action Summit's activities at your own school? Select the links below!crime scene

Questions? Reach Out to Us!

For questions regarding the Fall 2022 Break Free Youth Action Summit nearest you, please contact:
Bismarck Break Free Youth Action Summit                          
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Jordyn Schaefbauer, Tobacco Prevention Specialist 
Phone: 701.355.1595
Fargo Break Free Youth Action Summit
Annabel DuFault
Annabel DuFault, Tobacco Prevention Coordinator/Community Health Educator
Phone: 701.241.8195

North Dakota Department of Health
Abby Erickson, Community Programs Coordinator
Division of Community Health Systems
Phone: 701.328.3337

Tobacco Free North Dakota
Heather Austin, Executive Director
Phone: 701.527.2811