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Youth Summit

WI Web Staff Report | 10/8/2012, 9:05 p.m.

Ingrid Turner to Host Youth Summit -

Prince George's County Council Member Ingrid M. Turner (D) District 4, in partnership with the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), In Reach, Sisters 4 Sisters and Jack and Jill of America, will present Youth Empowerment Summit 2012: "Educating, Equipping and Empowering Youth for Success. The event takes place from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Camelot by Martin's, 13905 Central Ave. in Upper Marlboro, Md.

The Summit, developed for Prince George's County middle and high school students, will feature interactive workshops highlighting financial literacy, business, entrepreneurship, health, and technology. Nationally recognized Digital Lifestyle Expert and Youth Tech Motivator Mario Armstrong, and authors of "Who Would Have Thunk It?," George C. Fraser and Emma Fraser-Pendleton, will also address conference participants.

Turner said she welcomes the opportunity to host an event that encourages positive change in the lives of Prince George's County children.

"It is not always enough to tell our children what they should do, we have to give them the proper tools for success, and sometimes we have to provide an example on how to use those tools," said Turner. "The Youth Empowerment Summit will provide our children with the opportunity to learn easy to implement techniques that will help them make wise, informed decisions in many areas of their lives."

In Reach Executive Director Toni A. Smith, a Summit partner, noted the profound impact that child-focused events have on the wider community. She also expressed gratitude for the manner in which Turner has taken a direct, proactive approach to address the needs of children.

"Council member Turner is clear and consistent in addressing the needs of our children," Smith said. "Whether she is sponsoring a bullying summit, creating powerful student-focused partnerships, or providing an opportunity to move young people forward in life with a Youth Empowerment Summit, she is a committed leader and public servant who cares about our young people, the residents of District 4, and all Prince Georgians."