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Summer Institute 2022: A Recap

The 2022 Summer Institute was held at the North Charleston Marriott from June 14-16. Now in it’s 23rd year, Summer Institute - Redefining a New Era in Adolescent Health: From ________ to Facts, provided space for youth-serving professionals to learn from one another and grow their capacity to serving the young people in their community.

Here are some key #SummerInstitute22 highlights:

  • The majority of participants, 70 percent, were first-time attendees

  • 13 states and 1 U.S. territory were represented

  • 147 participants attended

  • 95 percent of participants reported being either “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the sessions they attended

  • Conference engagement winners received prizes such as condoms & a condom dispenser case, gift cards, free SI 2023 registration, free training, and a year-long subscription to Sex Ed Lecture Series Trainings

  • The inaugural Carol Singletary Community Impact award was given to Rev. Ellis White, Jr. from Edisto Fork United Methodist Church in Orangeburg County

  • Murray L. Vincent Outstanding Prevention Professional award was given to Carol Burdette from United Way of Anderson County

  • Adolescent Health Professional Panel facilitated by Dr. Tanya Bass, Lawana Brown, Jennifer Driver, Mariotta Gary-Smith, Dr. Tracie Gilbert, ReZsaun Lewis

  • Keynote was given by Kevin Powell, a political, cultural, literary, and hip-hop voice with expertise in the area of healthy manhood & diversity

  • 98 percent of participants felt that Summer Institute is a valuable resource to their professional work

To view & download all the pictures from the conference, view our Summer Institute 2022 album below!