The youth are said to be the future of our country, and that statement, combined with the lack of youth prevention coalitions in Wyoming, according to Weston County Prevention coordinator Kristi Lipp, form the basis for holding the first annual Wyoming Youth Summit this year.
The summit took place at Mallo Camp, north of Newcastle, from July 30 to Aug. 2. The camp was open to kids in grades 7-12, and required a $25 registration fee. However, prevention had some funds available to help cover the cost for Weston County students who wanted to attend.
“We brought kids from all over the state in, to provide them workshops and information on prevention, and traffic safety, and drug and alcohol prevention, and to develop awareness,” said Joey Burke, state coordinator for SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions).