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23rd Annual Power in Truth Conference Held in Douglasville on Tuesday
Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH), in partnership with the Live Healthy Douglas Coalition (LHD), Douglas County School System (DCSS) and other community partners, hosted the 23rd annual Power in Truth (PIT) conference on Tuesday, October 24 for the prevention of bullying and youth substance abuse.
Keynote speakers, including Chief Operating Officer of the Douglas County Community Service Board Raye Lightford, addressed the crowd of Douglas County students, urging them to remember that they are empowered to make good choices in their lives and have a bright and successful future.
“You are someone’s legacy. That means you are somebody’s hopes and dreams,” Lightford said. “The most important choice you ever make starts today.”
The conference was held at the First Baptist Church of Douglasville and featured local youth organizations and colleges. Additional community partners were present, leading activities designed to empower Douglas County Middle and High School students to make positive and smart choices. Students were selected by the school system to attend the free event which counted as a field trip.
About Power in Truth (PIT)
PIT is a youth-focused educational and behavioral-focused program that has been implemented since 2000. PIT empowers hundreds to thousands of youths each year to make healthy choices and avoid high-risk behaviors. Prevention is the primary focus with an emphasis on equipping youth to resist media manipulation and social pressure. For twenty-three years, PIT has addressed crucial issues affecting our youth. This year’s conference will include a focus on drugs and alcohol, tobacco and vaping, bullying, healthy relationships, and mental health. The conference offers information and resources that support both students’ leadership skills and abilities to make positive, informed decisions. For school advisors and advocates, PIT highlights current issues youth face and resources to use as intervention strategies.