Teen Institute Youth Staff Announced

     Published on 9/14/16   Tagged under:    Community Service    Extra-Curricular    ITC   

Contact Community Services is proud to announce the five Syracuse City School District (SCSD) students who have been selected to the Teen Institute Youth Staff for the 2016-17 school year: Mikem Simpson, Kyra Spaights and Solomon Lawrence from Syracuse Institute of Technology at Central (ITC), and Uriah Howard and Za’Reyah Brown from Fowler High School.
 
The Teen Institute students will partner with Contact’s Student Assistance Program Counselors Cindy Squillace from ITC and Kristen Stanton and Odetta Odartey-Addo from Fowler to help raise awareness and educate their peers about living healthy lifestyles.
 
“These outstanding youth leaders worked hard throughout the summer and showed leadership in teamwork, creativity and living a healthy lifestyle,” Cindy said. “They are outstanding representatives of the Syracuse City School District!”
 
Teen Institute students from all of the SCSD high schools empower their classmates with the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead a life free of alcohol, tobacco and drugs. They also educate and lead peers to reduce the frequency of substance abuse and other unhealthy behaviors, and advocate for positive change within their schools and communities.
 
The Teen Institute Youth Staff received a pleasant surprise when SCSD Interim Superintendent Jaime Alicea and Assistant Superintendent for High Schools Anthony Davis attended the students’ Teen Institute induction ceremony. The SCSD School Board also recognized the Youth Staff at its Sept. 14 meeting by rewarding the students with certificates of achievement.