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Youth Action Summit

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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.

Materials from the 2019 Youth Action Summits

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Activism Descriptions & Instructions
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Airing Out the Lies
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Youth Action Summit Photos

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


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
Email: jschaefbauer@bismarcknd.gov
 
Fargo Youth Action Summit
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Melissa Markegard, Tobacco Prevention Specialist 
Phone: 701.476.4083
Email: MMarkegard@FargoND.gov