PITTSBURG -- "How To Survive Being a Teenager" will be the theme of this year's Contra Costa County Youth Summit.
Subjects that will be addressed at various workshops will include sexual assault prevention; establishing consent in relationships; bullying; how young people can make their communities safer; standing up for yourself; teen pregnancy; how to get a job; financial skills; athletics; and college preparation.
The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Los Medanos College, 2700 East Leland Road.
Keynote speaker Shaun Derik will talk about struggling in school and how music gave him an outlet for his emotions. Lady Ray, who is on the KMEL morning show and is also the station's community affairs director, will also be at the event.
From 500 to 700 youths are expected to attend the free event, which will included a catered lunch from New Mecca.
"The teen years can be a fun time, but for some it can be a dark time. Today's youth are barraged with more information and choices than any other generation," said Supervisor Federal Glover, who sponsors the event. "The Youth Summit might not have all the answers, but it hopefully will open doors or make those connections that offer help and support for those young people."
Free bus transportation is available. For information, call 925-335-9200.
To pre-register, go to http://conta.cc/1fmsQ8O
Contact Eve Mitchell at 925-779-7189. Follow her on Twitter.com/EastCounty_Girl.