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BCPS Presents “Flipping The Script” A Teen Prevention & Intervention Summit

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), in partnership with OIC (Opportunities Industrialization Centers) of South Florida (OIC-SFL), presents “Flipping the Script” – A Teen Prevention & Intervention Summit, September 25-26, 2015, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.

The first day of the two-day summit, Friday, September 25, is by invitation only for BCPS educators and administrators, community leaders, and partners in prevention. The second day, Saturday, September 26, is for South Florida youth and students, parents/guardians, educators, community leaders and organizations, which are champions for prevention and positive youth development.

The free summit features activities to encourage teens to “Use Your Mind, Not Your Body.”  Hosted by 99 Jamz’ Felicia Monet, the event includes special guest speakers, Felecia Hatcher, social entrepreneur and author; Devin T. Robinson X “Egypt,” actor/activist; and Tish Hall, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Adolescent Health. Activities include spoken word, fashion show, music, drama, original youth art, and interactive breakout sessions and conversations led by youth, young adults, along with OIC-SFL and BCPS Diversity, Prevention & Intervention Department leaders on the following topics:

•    Raising Aspirations: Education, Career and Future Focus
•    Enhance Educator Awareness and Capacity to Support the Family Life and Human Sexuality Policy and
Curriculum Implementation
•    Heighten Awareness of Prevention & Intervention Strategies
•    Developing Positive Self-Image
•    Media and the Adolescent Mind
•    Looking at Diversity, Disparities and Equity
•    Strategies for Healthy Relationships
•    Family Strengthening

Registration is free and open to all who wish to attend on Saturday, September 26. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.  Convention Center parking garage rates apply. For more information and to register, visit: http://tinyurl.com/pl2zle4 or call BCPS Diversity, Prevention & Intervention Department, at 754-321-1655.


Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 265,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 238 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 104 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 135 different languages. For more information about BCPS and the Centennial Celebration, visit browardschools.com, follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools, like BCPS on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.