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Conference helps teens make better life choices

By Gheni_Platenburg
Jan. 25, 2011 at 10:04 p.m.
Updated Jan. 24, 2011 at 7:25 p.m.


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.

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