Fighting for our Future: Warren Chapel’s Chattanooga Teen Summit is Huge Success
Warren Chapel AME Church has sat in northern Chattanooga for over 150 years. Over the years, members of the congregation have noticed a growing separation between youth and religion. Their goal is to bridge the gap between the church and today’s youth.
On the weekend of March nineteenth, The Evangelism Team of Warren Chapel AME Church held a Teen Summit titled Fighting for our Future. Young people participated in a variety of workshops and activities addressing life issues.
Topics discussed at Fighting for our Future included bullying, suicide, and domestic violence, as well as HIV, STD’s, and abortion.
On the second day of the event, a career and college fair was held. People were given the opportunity to ask questions about the college admission process. They were also able to learn more about local colleges, scholarships, and different career paths. Vendors included the Job Corps, the United States Military, the Chattanooga Fire Department, The Career Center, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga State Community College, Community Foundation and TSAC.
The event coordinator, Rhonda Jones, stated that the idea of the Teen Summit emerged from conversations with the youth of Warren Chapel about issues they were facing in their own personal lives.
Due to the overwhelmingly positive response and attendance, the Evangelism Team has decided to make the Teen Summit an annual event.
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