Youth Leadership Institute “It’s Up to You!”

Youth Leadership Institute “It’s Up to You!”


Thursday, June 13, 2019 - Friday, June 14, 2019    
8:30 am


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

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United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention’s Broward Youth Coalition (BYC) will host its annual Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) entitled, “It’s Up to You!” on June 13-14 at Nova Southeastern University.

This FREE 2-Day/1 Night FUN Youth Summit will focus on youth empowerment, leadership, advocacy, drug prevention and mental health promotion. Participants will have the opportunity to earn up to 15 community service hours. Workshops will feature topics such as Leadership & Communication Skills, Social Media, Public Speaking, Wellness/Self-Care, Networking, Advocacy, Inclusion & Diversity, Drug Prevention and Mental Health Awareness/Promotion.

Event sponsors include United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention, Broward Behavioral Health Coalition and Florida Department of Children and Families.

DETAILS: Broward County High School students, entering 9th to 12th grade in the 2019 – 2020 school year, may apply now by visiting

Applicants must submit a short essay and be a member of any youth group.

Accepted applicants can attend this event FREE of charge. The application deadline is June 4, 2019.

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