“I Matter, You Matter, We Matter” Youth Leadership & Empowerment Summit

200th Anniversary Celebration Continues

Hillcrest Children and Family Center is proud to host

“I Matter, You Matter, We Matter” Youth Leadership & Empowerment Summit

August 12, 2015 – Walter E. Washington Convention Center

PURPOSE: To expose youth to information and experiences that will empower, encourage and promote their overall emotional health and wellness.
WHAT TO EXPECT: One day event designed for youth ages 12 to 18 to better equip them to make positive and healthy choices. Our theme, “I matter, You Matter, We Matter,” highlights the importance of youth to our community and the significance of maintaining good physical and emotional health.   Activities include a Pep Rally with Former Washington Redskin, Clinton Portis as the Keynote Speaker, Health Exhibits and Breakout sessions. There will also be live performances by local celebrities.
BACKGROUND: Hillcrest Children and Family Center (Hillcrest Center) is a behavioral health care and social services agency that provides behavioral health treatment and prevention as well as community and family support services. We are a private not for profit organization founded in 1815 by First Lady Dolley Madison and chartered by an Act of Congress. Throughout its history, Hillcrest Center has offered primary prevention and mental health services to children and families. With a commitment to provide each client with the highest quality, cost effective, and timely service to meet their needs, we promote wellness and the well-being of our service population, staff, and the general community. Hillcrest Center serves approximately 900 clients and families per month. The majority of our clients are residents of the District of Columbia.   For more information, visit www.hillcrest-dc.org.
PARTNERS: RealTalk DC; EventsDC; The National Council of Behavioral Health Organizations; The National Council on African American  Behavioral Health; DC Department of Behavioral Health; DC Department of Parks and Recreation;
WHO: FREE for Ages 12-18; Must Be registered, visit www.hillcrest-dc.org.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 12, 2015
WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW, WDC
TIME: 10:00am-3:00pm; Doors Open at 9:00am
CONTACT: Debra Kilpatrick Byrd
Phone: (202) 262-3987
Email: debra@dakoccasions.com

One Response to ““I Matter, You Matter, We Matter” Youth Leadership & Empowerment Summit”

  1. Jeanine Pinkney

    Greeting to you all! My name is Jeanine Pinkney & I’m interest in getting involved in future events related to development & bringing awareness to our youth! I lost my son in Dec. 2013 to senseless gun violence will attending a winter break Party. Though the pain I’ve developed a non profit organization called THE RASHAD FOUNDATION. Which stands for RALLYING AGAINST SENSELESS HEINOUS ACTS OF DESTRUCTION. Talking about the disadvantages our youth face today is vital. And we would love to be apart of something as meaningful as this program. We really look forward to hearing from you guys.
    God Bless!