On Saturday, September 14, we hosted the 2nd Annual Can We Talk Youth Conference, which was a free event for high school students in grades 9-12.
Students participated in several workshops and breakout sessions including Understanding Your Rights, the Importance of Higher Education, and Adulting 101.
Special guests included Richard Miles, Miles of Freedom; Lynn Richardson, Dallas County Public Defender; Tristen Paige, Turning Paiges; Joseph Thomas, City of Dallas; Tammy Johnson, Empowering the Masses; Forrest Jackson, Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity; Earlyshia Thomas, Choose You Foundation; and Torian Stencer, Founder of Yes Thrive.
On Thursday, May 30, we hosted “Can We Talk?” which was a free workshop to encourage social services professionals to rethink stress, avoid burnout, and implement more self-care practices in their daily lives.
Topics included mindfulness, health and wellness, and different ways to manage stress. Guests also learned about the health benefits of meditation and created vision boards to represent future goals and dreams.