Members of the Fuquay Coworking and the Empowered Ideas Team, were proud to be the marketing, communications, and logistics agency for the 2018 North Carolina Coalition Summit in Raleigh, NC. Between Tuesday, June 12th and Wednesday, June 13th, attendees from all around the state traveled to the McKimmon Conference and Training Center at North Carolina State University’s campus to attend the Summit.
Those in attendance discussed and shared their thoughts on prescription drug misuse and prevention methods. Throughout the two days, members and leaders had the opportunity to interact with others in the coalition, attend multiple breakout sessions, and listen to keynote speakers; one of which was Kevin Hines. Hines was only 1 of 36 people who jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge and survived. He spreads the message of living a healthy mental lifestyle, all around the world.
Alongside the adult attendees, youth advocates from different states were also in attendance. These students recommend a policy change. The Dover Youth2Youth team from Dover, New Hampshire talked about some of the projects that they do in the community and also showed the attendees the skills and elements of being a great public speaker.
We are so excited about the many accomplishments of our state’s adult and youth-led coalitions that combat substance misuse and promote healthy choices in and around our communities!