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Youth Action Summit

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The planning process is well under way for the Spring 2022 Break Free Youth Action Summit! This years national speaker, Kim Homer-Vagadori,  comes to us from Sacramento CA with years of expirence working with young people! kim is the Project Coordinator for the California Youth Advocacy Network. Be sure to mark your calendar for the summit location that is closest to you and check out the information below to learn more!

Fargo Break Free YAS Spring 2022
  • DATE: 3.29.2022
  • LOCATION: Avalon Event Center Fargo
  • COST: $30 per attendee
  • AGENDA: Coming Soon!
  • Age Limits: Middle & High School Students
Bismarck Break Free YAS Spring 2022
  • DATE: 3.30.2022
  • LOCATION: Ramkota Hotel Bismarck
  • COST: $30 per attendee
  • AGENDA: Coming Soon!
  • Age Limits: Middle & High School Students

What is a Youth Action Summit?

The Break Free Youth Action Summit is a day where over 100 youth and adult coordinators come together to learn about tobacco prevention policy and how to be successful youth advocates in their state and local communities. Students and adults spend the morning learning from a national speaker then have the opportunity to put what they learn into action by completing an advocacy activity.

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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

Past Break Free Youth Action Summits!

Did you miss this years summit?
Not to worry! A recorded version of the summit is available.
  • 2020 Break Free Youth Action Summit (YAS) Recording: Available HERE
  • 2020 Post YAS Survey: Available HERE
    (please complete the post summit recording after viewing the summit)

Bismarck & Fargo 2019 Youth Action Summit Photos

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

Materials from the 2019 Youth Action Summits

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 2019 Break Free Youth Action Summit nearest you, please contact:
Bismarck Youth Action Summit                          
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Jordyn Schaefbauer, Tobacco Prevention Specialist 
Phone: 701.355.1595
Fargo Youth Action Summit
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Melissa Markegard, Tobacco Prevention Specialist 
Phone: 701.476.4083