October 2, 2008
Penn State Wilkes-Barre will host a youth symposium entitled "Creating a Healthy Future: Mind, Body and Spirit," on Thursday Oct, 9 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Athletics and Recreation Building. Special guest and keynote speaker will be Jerry Sandusky, former defensive coordinator for Penn State and founder of The Second Mile. The Youth Symposium, which has been in existence for more than 30 years, provides high school students the opportunity to enhance their skills in dealing with issues of justice, tolerance and violence. School districts throughout Luzerne and Wyoming counties are invited to participate in this day-long event. Over the years, the program has offered numerous workshop options which focus on cultural diversity, stress management, substance abuse, personal goal setting, crime prevention, healthy life style choices, and the importance of productive and participatory citizenship. Sponsors of the event include Geisinger Northeast, Jacqueline Musto Carroll, Luzerne County District Attorney; Community Care Behavior Health Organization, Children's Service Center, Luzerne County Department of Probation Services, Juvenile Division and Wyoming County Juvenile Court Services. For information contact Theresa Kline, community liaison probation officer at 408-8210 or Marshall Davis, Penn State Wilkes-Barre faculty member at 675-9216.