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The Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club, Will C. Wood Interact Club and the Reach/Aware Coalition invite teens ages 13 to 18 to the first youth summit Operation Representation.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ulatis Community Center, 1020 Ulatis Drive. The summit kicks off at 9 a.m. and will focus on empowering youth through an educational forum on gender equality, equity, leadership and civic engagement.
Attendees will view documentaries that address media misrepresentation and harmful gender stereotype messages. Workshop topics include expect respect, healthy body images and facts about eating disorders, and teen relationships.
Featured presenters include Ashanti Branch, founder of the Ever Forward Club featured in the documentary “The Mask You Live In”; Sabrina Word, sexual assault prevention educator; Jordan Kurtz, eating disorder awareness advocate; and Anna Eaton, executive director of the Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided and free T-shirts will be given to the first 50 teens who register.
The event will conclude with a drawing. Students will receive Super Saturday credit for attending. The Vacaville Rotary Club is providing scholarship to fund the event.
For the latest updates, teens can text @youthsumm to 81010. For more information, send at email to Eaton at or call 449-1859.
Reach the Daily Republic newsroom at 425-4646.

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