Teens to attend health-related event

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by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 8:45 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- More than two dozen teenagers from across Kentucky will meet next month in Louisville to discuss a range of issues including teen suicide, pregnancy, obesity and bullying.
 
The University of Louisville Kentucky Teen Institute will bring together teams of teenagers from each congressional district to look into issues related to teen health. Each team will come up with a plan and take responsibility for implementing it in their hometowns.
 
The 28 participants will attend the institute from July 15-18. The institute's director, Stacie Steinbock, says the program will give participants the knowledge and leadership to promote changes to help other teenagers.
 
Most of the activities will be on UofL's Belknap Campus. Participants were selected based on an application outlining the health issues they plan to tackle.


 

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