SOMERVILLE, NJ – Teens in grades seven to 12 to are urged to register for the Somerset County Youth Council’s free workshop series “Youth Leadership Summit on Whole Life,” on Dec. 5th from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

The event will be held in the first-floor conference room of the Human Services Building, located at 27 Warren St., Somerville. The registration deadline is Nov. 27th. Only the first 70 participants will be admitted. Participants who complete all three workshops will receive a Community Service Learning certificate. Refreshments and giveaways will be provided, according to Somerset County Freeholder Shanel Y. Robinson.

Teens will learn about developing the “whole” person by understanding how to take care of one’s emotional and physical well-being. Led by expert speakers, attendees will participate in three workshops titled “Knowledge is Power,” “Support Without Stigma” and “Preventing Sports Injuries.”

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Expert speakers who are leading the workshops include Manager of RWJUH Athletic Training and Performance Center Ryan Stevens, MPS, ATC, CSCS; Assistant Mental Health Administrator, Masters of Social Work and Team-Trained Crisis Intervention Specialist of Somerset County Human Services Meg Isbitski; and Director of Child & Adolescent Health of Central Jersey Family Health Consortium Diana Robinson and Program Manager of Teen Health Initiatives Amy Smuro.

For more information, or to register contact Somerset County Human Services Coordinator Sarah Murchison at 908-704-6307 or To register online, or print a registration form visit

Youth Summit is co-sponsored by the Somerset County Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC), and is funded by the Community Education portion of the HSAC Planning grant.

The Somerset County Youth Council was established to develop leadership skills among youth and to provide a forum for youth to express their ideas and concerns to the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Members consist of students from public and private schools within Somerset County. Events are coordinated and developed by students.