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Alliance for Youth seeking students for summit in Yakima next month

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The Pacific Mountain Regional Alliance for Youth, Lewis County (PMRAY.L) is a network of 30 stakeholders from 18 organizations in Lewis County. PMRAY.L is one of five counties implementing collective impact strategies. Grays Harbor, Mason, Pacific and Thurston counties are also part of the greater Pacific Regional Mountain Alliance for Youth. PMRAY.L is in a unique position to support and help organize projects that engage and activate youth advancement in Lewis County. PMRAY.L’s current project is to sponsor 100 students from Lewis County for the Prevention Summit held in Yakima October 20-22, 2013: http://www.preventionsummit.org/. PMRAY.L is reaching out to local business and community leaders to support students from Adna, Centralia, Centralia Community College TEEN Program, Chehalis, WF West, Morton, Mossyrock, Napavine, Onalaska, Pe Ell, Toledo, White Pass and Winlock middle schools, high schools and jr/sr high schools.

The goal of the Prevention Summit is to provide a training and networking opportunity for youth, volunteers and professionals working toward the prevention of substance abuse, violence and other destructive behaviors. The Youth Leadership Track is for youth in middle and high school (ages 12 through 18). The Youth Leadership Track is designed to teach youth the use of the Strategic Prevention Framework to plan, develop, implement and evaluate successful strategies for their communities. Cost for the Prevention Summit is approximately $125 per student. This includes registration, lodging and food.

Cispus Learning Center, just outside of Randle, has agreed to serve as the fiscal agent for PMRAY.L. Donors can make a tax-deductible gift to Cispus Learning Center. Cispus will provide receipts for all gifts and make donations directly to each school to support students and chaperones. Funds will be distributed equally based on number of registered students unless sponsors designate a particular school. Contact Vincent Perez at 360.497.7131 to make a donation or email vincentp@awsp.org.

Adult chaperones are required at a ratio of one chaperone to three students. Schools will recruit chaperones. Please contact schools directly to volunteer as a Prevention Summit Chaperone. The total cost for chaperones is approximately $340. A mandatory chaperone meeting will be held on a 10/10 call at 3:30-4:00pm or 10/20 on-site at the summit at 7:30pm. Please visit http://www.preventionsummit.org/ for chaperone details.

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