Local Healthy Maine Partnership Looks to Support Youth Leadership Development Partners for Healthier Communities, a program of Goodall Hospital, Announces Scholarship Opportunity
Partners for Healthier Communities, a program of Goodall Hospital, is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to cover registration and hotel for the Annual MYAN Peer Leadership Conference and Anti-Tobacco Summit scheduled for November 11-12 in Augusta.
The Annual Peer Leadership Conference brings together hundreds of youth and adults from across the state for inspiring workshops, networking, speakers and action planning. Day two focuses on empowering youth to take a stand on tobacco by educating them on tobacco company manipulation, how to help people quit smoking, and how to resist the pressure to smoke and help peers to resist it too. Conference details are available at www.myan.org.
School and community based youth groups from the following towns are eligible to apply: Sanford/Springvale, Acton, Shapleigh, Alfred, Lyman, Waterboro, Newfield, Limerick, Limington, Cornish, and Parsonsfield. A maximum of 18 scholarships will be awarded. All efforts will be made to distribute awards equally among the geographical region. All “Intent to Attend” applications must be submitted by Wednesday, October 6, 2010.
Please visit www.goodallhospital.org and click on “news and events” for complete details and application, or contact Connie Roux at 207-490-7033 ext. 311.
Partners for Healthier Communities is one of three Healthy Maine Partnerships serving the communities of York County. Healthy Maine Partnerships is a collaborative effort among 28 local coalitions, the Maine DHHS (Maine CDC and Office of Substance Abuse) and DOE, supported primarily by the Fund for Healthy Maine with federal grants from the US CDC, SAMHSA, and DOE.