On October 24, 2019, almost 30 junior and senior high schools from across Calgary and surrounding communities gathered at the Genesis Centre for our 5th Annual YouthSMART Summit.
The event brings together 250 “SMART Leader” students and their teachers to participate in a powerful day of sharing, learning, and subject matter co-development.
The YouthSMART Summit was presented by Sagium and Kinsted Wealth as part of a three year partnership to allow schools the opportunity to attend the Summit at no cost. CMHA Calgary is so grateful to Sagium and Kinsted Wealth for their ongoing support of mental health prevention and promotion to Calgary’s youth.
The YouthSMART Summit combines large group presentations, local celebrities, inspirational speakers, and small group discussions. It is designed to generate an awareness of mental health topics, while actively empowering youth to take responsibility in leading a climate of well-being and resiliency within their school communities. School teams will utilize their learnings from the day to spark meaningful mental health promotions amongst their peers, and leave the event with year-long, youth-led project action plans to address mental health topics in their school.
We look forward to seeing and sharing all the projects from this school year.
This year we were thankful to once again have Graham Mosimann from X92.9 as our Emcee, keynote speaker Asha Nenshi Nathoo and Tori English as an inspirational youth peer.