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Youth Action Summit

What is It?

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.

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

2019 Registration & Information

This year, 2019, there will be 2 Youth Action Summits held for North Dakota Middle and High School students and their adult coordinators/advisors. One summit will be held in Bismarck and the second summit will be held in Fargo. See the below information on the summit nearest you! 


Date: Wednesday October 2, 2019 | Location: Bismarck Event Center


Date: Thursday October 3, 2019 | Location: Fargo Cass Public Health
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YAS Scholarships

Tobacco Free North Dakota is providing scholarships to cover summit registration and/or travel. If you are in need of a scholarship please download the document below and submit the completed form to Heather Austin at  All scholarship applications are DUE BY Wednesday September 25th, 2019. Please contact Heather Austin at for more information.

Past Summit Photos

Youth Summit 2018
Youth Summit 2018

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