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Youth Summit Pushes Kids to Live ‘Above the Influence’

Posted at 3:44 AM, May 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-02 08:11:29-04

youth summitALLENDALE, Mich. (May 2, 2014) — For at least a few hours, it might be the loudest place in West Michigan.

Nearly 1,000 students are jamming into GVSU’s Kelly Sports Center Friday and vowing to live ‘Above the Influence’ at the Kent County Youth Summit.

The event, now in its 3rd year, uses music, dancing, workshops and peer-to-peer interaction to teach kids to think critically when faced with tough decisions about things like drinking or drugs.