Community Members Invited To Learn What It Means To Be A Teenager Today

Community members are invited to learn what it means to be a teenager in the Lee’s Summit area through a free presentation by the Lee’s Summit CARES Youth Advisory Board. Student members of the organization will share results from a recent survey of young people at To Be a Teen in 2018, scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at Pleasant Lea Middle School, 630 SW Persels Road.

Seating is limited, and those planning to attend are asked to register by Nov. 1 at The course, which is part of Lee’s Summit CARES’ Positive Parenting Practices, is provided with support from Jackson County Outside Agency funding.

Survey results being presented by students serving on the Youth Advisory Board will include teenagers’ responses regarding topics such as their greatest challenges, where they turn for support and their own personal traits that bring them pride. Following the presentation, a student panel will answer questions about the survey results.

For more information about the course, please contact Rachel Segobia at (816) 347-3298. Lee’s Summit CARES is a community coalition dedicated to preventing youth substance use and violence, promoting exemplary character and empowering positive parenting. For more information, visit You may also follow Lee’s Summit CARES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.