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2022 Bennington Youth Summit

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

A group of 14 teens and adults wearing matching light blue t-shirts. Some are jumping, throwing up peace signs, laughing, and crouching to get in the frame.


A day of workshops, lunch, activities, and raffles (Win a tablet!)

Topics include mindfulness, substance use and suicide prevention. Questions? Contact Rebecca Shuler: RShuler@ucsvt.org

Keynote Speaker Dawn Campbell, EdD Associate Director of Student Services, SVSU

Made possible by: The Vermont Community Foundation The Gregory S. Hillman Fund



Suicide Prevention

Have you ever wondered how to help someone who is having suicidal thoughts, or what the right thing to do is? How can you tell if someone is serious about hurting themselves? In this workshop you will learn to recognize warning signs of people who may need help. You will learn how to access proper resources, myths about suicide will be debunked, and true facts will be shared

Diversity and Inclusion

Have you felt like you did not matter because of your race, culture, or gender? Learn about resources within your community and how to support diversity. Learn how to be an advocate and listen to peers talk about how their diversities have impacted their daily life.

Emotional Regulation

Do you sometimes feel like you are going to explode? Do you sometimes explode? This workshop will help you understand your body and the emotions that come along with it. Learn new coping skills and strategies to utilize while dealing with the stress in your life.

Substance Use and Awareness

Are you struggling with substance use? Do you want to know what resources are out there for yourself or someone you may know? This workshop will provide you with information and resources on substance use and awareness. Come learn how you can help yourself or someone you love/ care about.

Career Skills

Do you need help with resume building? Do you want a job? Who doesn’t like money? This workshop will introduce simple interviewing techniques and resume building skills to help you get employment.

Healthy Lifestyle

Are you drinking energy drinks every day? Are you eating chips and fast food for dinner all the time? Are you stuck in front of the computer or television all day? Do you want a healthy relationship? Learn some healthy lifestyle tips from eating better and learning exercises that can boost your energy naturally. This interactive workshop will have attendees consider qualities they desire in a healthy relationship and qualities they will not tolerate. The awareness of personal boundaries will be reinforced with an interactive component that helps create self-esteem and self-created support systems.



Quilted Mural Project

Add your mark to this creative collaborative community art project. Paint an image on a piece of canvas which will later be joined together with other finished canvases to create a Puzzle Mural.

Stress Less, Chill More

Getting into a positive headspace is easier than you think. Using the techniques shared in this interactive session, you’ll learn how to get your stress under control and breathe a little easier.

Zumba Blast

If you haven’t tried this fun dance workout, here is your chance. You’ll shake your thing to fun tunes and move and groove (and laugh a lot) in this energizing session

Hungry, Hungry Human Hippos

Nothing says “I’m a big kid now,” like a game of human Hungry, Hungry Human Hippos. Work together to collect as many balls as you can to feed your team’s hunger and competitive streak.


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Grace Christian School
104 Kocher Drive
Bennington, VT 05201 United States
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