February 27, 2018
For Immediate Release
Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811
WORCESTER – Hundreds of middle and high school students from around Worcester County will gather next week at District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s annual Student Wellness Conference.
The conference, now in its 10th year, will include a keynote presentation by Drug Story Theater. Drug Story Theater is a group of recovering teen addicts who deliver their real-life stories of struggles with drug and alcohol abuse.
Bancroft School graduate Ali Veinbachs will speak at the conference about her efforts in promoting mental health wellness. Ms. Veinbachs is a student ambassador to the SHINE Initiative, a leading organization in recognizing mental illness among children and young adults as a mainstream issue.
The 84 Movement, a statewide youth tobacco prevention organization, will present at the conference about e-cigarettes and vaping.
Each year, this conference is aimed at promoting good decision-making and positive choices among Worcester County’s youth. Initially, the conference focused on preventing underage drinking, but has been expanded over the years to touch on a wide variety of health and wellness topics. Dozens of schools participate annually.
The Student Wellness Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7 at Anna Maria College. The event is free and open to all middle and high school students in the county with pre-registration.