Watertown High Welcomes Three Guest Speakers for SPEAK Week

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Speak week

The annual SPEAK Week is back at Watertown High School (WHS) March 28-April 1!! SPEAK (Sharing Personal Experiences and Knowledge) Week is organized by Wayside Multi Service-Center’s Watertown Youth Coalition (WYC) Peer Leaders from WHS, the WYC announced.

Every year WYC Peer Leaders organize a fun filled week with special guest speakers, activities and knowledge building that relate to helping youth make positive healthy choices. This year SPEAK Week welcomes three guest speakers:

  1. Get Real Teen Council, presenting on healthy relationships and consent, brought by the WHS Feminist Group.
  2. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, civil rights activist who worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, brought by World of Watertown, Watertown Public School Department, and the Watertown Police Department, discussing nonviolent conflict reconciliation.
  3. Laura Kehoe, M.D., assembly on opiate/substance use prevention with a young adult in recovery, brought by Wayside and the Watertown Youth Coalition.

Throughout the week WYC Peer Leaders along with the WHS Feminist Coalition, and the GSA will host fun activities and tables in the café around diversity and increasing healthy decision-making, while decreasing unhealthy risky behaviors among youth in Watertown.

Watertown Youth Coalition Peer Leaders would like to thank: Watertown Community Foundation (WCF), World in Watertown, Shirley Lundberg (Watertown High School Principal), and Laura Kehoe M.D. for helping make SPEAK WEEK 2016 possible.

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