Youth Leadership Institute

Youth Leadership Institute


Thursday, June 21, 2018 - Saturday, June 23, 2018    
All Day


Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Davie, FL, 33314

Event Type

United Way of Broward County Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention Broward Youth Coalition (BYC) will host its 26th Annual Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) entitled, “Building Blocks for the Future: The Power of You!” on June 21st-23rd at Nova Southeastern University. The three-day, two-night FUN Youth Summit will focus on youth empowerment, leadership, advocacy, public speaking, wellness, networking, yoga, drug prevention and mental health awareness/promotion. Participants will have the opportunity to earn up to 20 community service hours. Event sponsors include United Way of Broward County Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention, Broward Behavioral Health Coalition, Florida Department of Children and Families, Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling and Memorial Healthcare System.

Broward High School students may apply now by visiting and accepted applicants can attend this event FREE of charge. The application deadline is June 8, 2018.

For more information about this event, please contact Emilia Vilaire-Monchery at 954-453-3750 or or Ceslie Covington at 954-453-3745 or

United Way of Broward County Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention (UWBCCBH) is a broad based substance misuse prevention and mental health promotion coalition dedicated to reducing negative consequences on individuals, families, and communities. Today, its primary role is to serve as a coalition-building organization that brokers partnerships between federal, state and local agencies to foster, develop, and enhance integrated behavioral health efforts throughout Broward County, while searching for innovative and effective ways to address the issue of substance misuse. Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention is a vital component of United Way of Broward County’s three impact areas (health, education and financial stability) focused on the solutions to close gaps in services and create a better life for all. For more information please visit or follow on social media at or on Twitter/Instagram @UWBC_Commission.

Broward Youth Coalition is a program focused on developing youth advocates in substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion. BYC is designed to educate and empower youth so that they become positive agents of influence among their peers and within their communities. Through youth development and leadership programming, BYC builds the capacity and confidence within students to make healthy choices, engage in healthy behaviors, and live a drug free healthy lifestyle. More information can be found at

Broward Behavioral Health Coalition (BBHC), the Managing Entity for behavioral health services in Broward, is committed to the development of a recovery focused, integrated and comprehensive behavioral health system of care for providing treatment and support services to individuals and their families in Broward County, Florida. BBHC contracts with local agencies that offer services that are designed to meet the cultural and linguistic needs of the community. Services include prevention, intervention, assessment, case management, outpatient, intensive outpatient, day treatment, residential, crisis services, detoxification, clubhouse and drop-in centers, supported employment/education, supportive housing, peer support and additional supportive services. More information can be found at or please follow on social media at