Positive Action Team Summit to promote progress over perfection

DEXTER — Students from Dexter Regional High School, Ridge View Community School, Piscataquis Community Secondary School, Penquis Valley High School, Foxcroft Academy, and SeDoMoCha Middle School will gather on Friday, March 22 in Dexter for a regional summit focused on leading positive change in their schools and communities.

The Positive Action Team Summit advances students’ work to address substance use prevention, mental health and wellbeing, suicide prevention, ensuring a safe school environment, and more. The Positive Action Teams are a collaborative effort between local schools and Northern Light Mayo and CA Dean Hospitals.

The theme of this year’s summit is “progress over perfection”. The keynote speaker is Kyle Quilausing, a once-promising state golf champion who became addicted to crystal meth and was on Hawaii’s most wanted list. Quilausing shares his story of overcoming adversity to build a successful life and career at schools across the country to empower youth to make healthy, positive choices.

Summit participants will explore several other topics including healthy relationships, how to talk to a friend about mental health, supporting LGBTQ+ youth, and more.

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