Local families and teens recently enjoyed spending quality time together learning about professional development, and how to combat bullying and suicide.
Over 70 teens, parents, community and church leaders recently took part in a teen summit at Ross United Methodist Church in Dyersburg. The summit addressed the increasing numbers of incidents of teenagers who commit or attempt suicide due to bullying.
Susan Davidson opened Day 1 with devotionals featuring Bible stories about rejection.
Breakout sessions were led by professionals in the areas of bullying, suicide and professional development.
Representatives from Martin Methodist College, Dyersburg State Community College, the University of Memphis and Rust College were on hand to assist students with the enrollment process.
The summit concluded with an inspiring and challenging speech from former Kansas City Chiefs football player the Rev. Sylvester Hicks, formerly of Jackson, who told his personal story of being bullied as a child.