Posted September 12, 2022
Stanislaus County Office of Education’s Prevention Programs Department will host the annual “Friend to Friend” Conference on Wednesday, September 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Stanislaus County Office of Education’s Petersen Event Center.
Keynote speaker Kyle Scheele will kick-off the event by inspiring students and sharing that it only takes one person to change the world, and everyone can choose to be that person. Following Kyle’s keynote, breakout sessions will provide students with tools to cultivate resilience through healthy outlets such as art and songwriting. Sessions will also provide students with information that they can take back to their different school campuses to help create change by fighting the negative stigma surrounding mental health. In addition, workshops will focus on educating students about the negative consequences of marijuana and vaping.
“This event offers a fantastic opportunity for students to learn more about wellness and become better equipped to be leaders in their schools,” said Dallas Plaa, Prevention Programs Director at SCOE. “We are thrilled to once again host this event for students in our region.” The conference is expected to attract close to 400 middle- and high-school students and school staff from across the Central Valley.