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For Immediate Release
October 10, 2019


NIAGARA FALLS, ON - The Niagara Falls Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee (MYAC) will be hosting the 5th Annual Niagara Student Summit on Thursday, October 17th from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at Brock University.

This exciting outside of the classroom learning experience is organized by the Niagara Falls Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee for students from across the region. This project is planned and implemented by high school students for high school students.

Approximately 250 high school students from across the region have registered to take part in this inspiring day.

Sessions Topics are organized into three categories:
  1. Life Skills
  2. Personal Well Being
  3. Life After High School

A Sample of the Session Topics:

  • How to turn your Social Media into Job Media
  • The Art of Public Speaking
  • Time Management and Study Habits
  • Adulting 101
  • Taking care of yourself with essential oils
  • Expression (a song writing workshop)
  • Mental Awareness and Meditation
  • Happiness Strategies and Laughter Yoga
  • Women in Non-Traditional Roles
  • Preparing for a career in health care
  • Emerging Industries in Niagara and Pathways to Apprenticeship Occupations

MYAC would like to acknowledge and thank Enbridge Gas Inc. for coming on board as the presenting sponsor. Thank you also to Niagara Peninsula Energy, Walker Industries, and the Niagara Falls Rotary Club for their financial support. A sincere thank you is also extended to our host Brock University and contributing partners the District School Board of Niagara and the Niagara Catholic District School Board.

When: Thursday, October 17th, 2019
Where: Brock University
Who: The Summit is open to ALL high school students in the Niagara Region.
Cost: $20.00 including HST per participant including lunch.

Keynote Speaker Joel Hilchey will be sure to kick off the day with a bang, or maybe the snap of a mouse trap, to inspire students for a great day of learning.

Lunch and learn is a new opportunity offered this year. Students can grab their lunch and join a table with a professional or peer of their choice for some casual conversation.

Students are sure to leave with some new knowledge and some new swag.

Follow MYAC and all of their activities on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using @nfmyac and #myacwellness.

“The Niagara Student Summit is truly BY YOUTH FOR YOUTH and it gets better every year thanks to input from students and contributions from a wide variety of supportive professionals. A huge thank you to Enbridge Gas Inc. for continually believing in youth and supporting our events.” – Shreeya Patel co-chair of the organizing team.

“I believe that outside of the classroom learning experiences are extremely important! The Niagara Student Summit allows students to spend a day on a post-secondary campus and to be exposed to a wide variety of topics that were selected by their peers. Everyone can benefit from taking the time to explore new things and learn new skills. With the sponsorship from Enbridge we are able to continue to host this amazing initiative.” – Vanessa George, co-chair of the organizing team.

For more information, contact:

Beth Angle
City of Niagara Falls, Recreation & Culture
905-356-7521 x 3336


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