Teen Health Summit
What is the Teen Health Summit?
The Teen Health Summit is a free virtual event for teens by teens that empowers teens to build resilience and foster healthy community connections through health and wellness, digital citizenship, and advocacy and activism. Teens ages 12 to 18 are invited to meet virtually with like-minded peers and discuss topics related to teen health and wellness. The summit is hosted by the Salt Lake County Health Department and the Salt Lake County Healthy Teens Coalition.
When is the Teen Health Summit?
The 2020 Teen Health Summit will be held three consecutive Saturdays: November 7, 14, and 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
How do I register?
Attendees will be entered to win several different prizes:
- Hydro flask
- Wireless earbuds
- Anker portable charger
- JBL Clip Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
- 2020 ASU Chromebook 11.6 inch*
*Must attend all 3 weeks to be eligible for the 2020 ASU Chromebooks
Week 1 - November 7: Health and Wellness
1.1 – Healthy Relationships & Body Image: Relationships are important aspects of every teen’s life, both with others and with ourselves. The relationship you have with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have. Learn about how to build healthier connections and improve your relationships with friends, family, and your own self-image.
1.2 – Physical Health & Tobacco Prevention: As a teen, your body is changing and evolving every day. Learn how to be the master of your physical health and build sustainable healthy habits for the rest of your life. Discover the truth about e-cigarettes, vaping, and the dangers of tobacco to your physical health.
1.3 – Mental Health and Wellness: Mental health and wellness are important at every stage of life, but mental health problems affect millions of people every year. Learn how to identify signs of common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and effective coping skills to help you to be your mentally best self.
Week 2 - November 14: Digital Citizenship
2.1 – Internet Safety & Online Privacy: Our lives are quickly moving online, where the internet allows us to stay connected and up to date with the latest news all over the world, but the internet can be dangerous if you aren’t careful with your personal information. Learn what you can do be safe and protect your online privacy while still enjoying the conveniences of the virtual world.
2.2 – Fake News vs. Credible News: Today’s internet advances allow us to find information with the click of a button, but how do we know what’s real and what isn’t? Learn how to spot fake news, how to search for information from credible and reliable news sources, and how-to fact check what you are reading online.
2.3 – Online Learning Skills: With our lives quickly moving to an online and virtual world, it can be hard to keep up and be successful in our world’s new format. Learn tips and tricks for how to develop online learning skills that will help you to be a successful student, retain information, and make the most of your virtual time.
Week 3 - November 21: Advocacy and Activism
3.1 – Environmental Activism: With over 7.8 billion humans inhabiting the Earth, we are quickly utilizing resources more quickly than the Earth can supply them. Learn about how to live a more environmentally sustainable life, how climate change is impacting your life, and how young people can use their voice to protect our planet for generations to come.
3.2 – Diversity & Inclusion: Diversity is what makes you unique, while inclusion is what makes you feel welcome. We are stronger together because of our unique characteristics. Learn about the many ways we are diverse, how to be more inclusive of others, and how young people can be advocates for a more diverse and inclusive society.
3.3 – Racial Justice: Whether we want to admit it or not race and racism exist and affect people every day, especially black, indigenous, and people of color. Learn about implicit biases, microaggressions, racial injustices, and how young people can be advocates and lead the movement for a more just and safe society for all.