Conference helps teens make better life choices

  • IF YOU GO

    WHAT: "Healthy Choices: Your Future and You" conference

    WHEN: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday

    WHERE: UHV in the Multi-Purpose Room, Main building

    COST: Free

    Interested teens must RSVP at victoriatopteens@gmail.com no later than Thursday. ...

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  • IF YOU GO

    WHAT: "Healthy Choices: Your Future and You" conference

    WHEN: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday

    WHERE: UHV in the Multi-Purpose Room, Main building

    COST: Free

    Interested teens must RSVP at victoriatopteens@gmail.com no later than Thursday. Lunch will be provided.

Victoria teens are invited to come learn how to make better decisions for their lives at this year's "Healthy Choices: Your Future and You" conference.

The conference is a collaboration between the Victoria chapter of Top Teens of America and The Victoria Top Ladies of Distinction.

The event is geared toward teens between the ages of 13 and 18.

"It's about making healthy choices, period - physically, emotionally and socially," said Natasha Goode, president of the Victoria Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction. "We're trying to give them the tools to make wise choices."

Topics being discussed will include safety with social media, the dangers of substance abuse and the importance of eating healthy and exercising.

Speakers include Kathy Crim, director of member education at Texas Dow Employees Credit Union; Dr. Tywuan Tillman, a cardiologist at Citizens Medical Center; and Alyssa Wells, an intervention specialist with Mid-coast Family Services.