Nationally-recognized motivational speaker to meet with area youth

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The LIFE Pregnancy Center will host David Mahan, a dynamic motivational speaker, who powerfully navigates teenagers through the tumultuous decision-making years in a humorous yet highly effective presentation, on Friday, Feb. 3 at area schools.

David Mahan is the founder of Frontline Youth Communications and recent recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. Mahan has earned the distinction of this award because he has dedicated his career to changing the self-destructive behavior patterns of young adults. He is recognized for engaging, equipping and empowering teens to resist pop cultural values and instead choose positive life decisions. You are invited to attend one of these school presentations which are scheduled at 7:45 a.m. at Liberty Hall at Washington Middle School and at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Miami Trace High School Auditorium.

The PeerPositive System curriculum designed by David Mahan and implemented in school systems and youth ministries throughout the county will be reviewed in an adult training session at 3 p.m. at Crossroads Christian Church. It is hoped that parents, teachers, youth ministers and community activists will attend this meeting to understand the key elements necessary to activate this positive character building program. This community-driven approach involving youth-led mentoring is expected to help reduce the harmful incidences of risky behavior in our area youth.

Then, on the evening of Feb. 3 from 6-10 p.m., teens, ages 13 to 18 years old, are invited to the YMCA for some interactive fun. At that time, David will also address the teens and identify those who possess leadership traits and are committed to undergo training for the PeerPositive System.

For more information call the Center at 740-333-3030 or 740-606-0995 or visit the following websites: and

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