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The 2017 Teen Summit, hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County will be held at Indian River State College on Wednesday, Aug. 2.
The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with check-in beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The Summit will include motivational speakers, breakout sessions, tours and a fashion show. Participants will learn about: Your Personal Brand, Adulting, Career Readiness, Reality Check and Financial Aid & Scholarships.
The teens will hear from multiple business owners and mentors and learn about career opportunities in St. Lucie County.
“It’s a great way for the young people to learn,” said Melanie Wiles, COO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County. “We have a tremendous partnership with the business community who support this event. They are eager to meet the teens and provide information about their individual businesses and future career opportunities.”
The Teen Summit is an annual event that was created in support of the BGC’s mentoring initiative.
The goal is to show St. Lucie County’s young people the numerous job and career opportunities available to them.
The program was developed in conjunction with Dr. S. Darrell Lee, founder of Lee Plastic Surgery & Laser Center and supporter of the Club.
“The young people in our community need to know there are plenty of career opportunities waiting for them, right here in St. Lucie County. They don’t need to move elsewhere to find good paying jobs,” said Lee. “The mentoring program introduces the teens to the local businesses and teaches them the many options that are here.”
There are 125 teens, ages 13 and up, registered to attend. The Club anticipates at least 30 business partners to participate as well.
To find out more about the 2017 Teen Summit, please visit bgcofslc.org or call 772 460-9918.