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Schools United for Respect and Equality Student Summit this Thursday

(Glassboro, NJ) – The Annual S.U.R.E. (Schools United for Respect and Equality) Student Summit will be held this Thursday, March 20 in the Rowan University Student Center.  This year’s Summit theme is “Human Rights Turned Outside-In: This Time it’s Personal”.

Over 350 high school students and advisors from Gloucester County will attend this conference that is coordinated by the Gloucester County Department of Human Services and the Prosecutor’s Office. 

This years speakers feature Pitman High School graduate and Hollywood actress Madeline Brewer and Freeholder Adam Taliaferro, who will speak about overcoming obstacles and becoming stronger through adversity and perseverance based upon his own personal experiences.

Throughout the day students will participate in workshops that help promote leadership, diversity and compassion, discuss suicide prevention and other compelling topics that teens face in today’s world.

Freeholder Director Robert Damminger said, “This SURE Summit is an outstanding alliance of youth, school and community leaders who come together to teach each other about their own personal experiences, what they have overcome to be successful, and how to make the future a better place for everyone.”

8:15 - 8:40 Registration/Refreshments – Ballroom
8:40 - 8:50 Welcome – Dean Richard Jones Rowan University
8:50 - 9:00 Opening Remarks Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton
9:00 - 9:25 Special Guest: Madeline Brewer
9:25 - 10:00 Special Guest: Freeholder Adam Taliaferro

A copy of the program is attached.

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