Teens today are facing issues that no other generation has ever faced before, and many are struggling to find ways to cope. The Greater Scranton YMCA’s Inaugural Teen Self-Help Fair will bring teens of all walks of life together to address some of these issues in a safe, nurturing environment.
We are inviting preteens and teens ages 12-17 throughout Lackawanna County to join us for an afternoon and evening where they can come together to hear speakers share their experience, strength and hope on issues such as: depression, bullying/cyber-bullying, self-harm/suicide, addiction, social media, issues at home and more.
The event will run from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Greater Scranton YMCA, located at 706 N. Blakely Street in Dunmore. A dinner and dance will then begin at 5 p.m. Music and entertainment will include EJ the DJ Karaoke and a photo booth. The event is free to attend.
For more information or to register, call Paula Scotchlas at (570) 342-8115 ext. 232. The registration deadline is Sept. 30.
The Y is one of the nation’s leading non-profits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. www.greaterscrantonymca.org or www.wbymc.org.