Take 5: Reemerge, Refocus, Reconnect (for Teen Advocates)

Registration is now open for Take 5: Reemerge, Refocus, Reconnect. Join other teen advocates in learning and exploration as we reemerge into active library life, refocus on supporting our own and our young peoples’ well-being, and reconnect with our teens and each other. This year’s Take 5 experience has 3 parts:

  • A live online event from 1-4pm ET on Friday, May 7;
  • Exclusive recorded speaker sessions for you to enjoy at your convenience between early April and early May;
  • Timely videos, webinars, TED Talks, and other activities to select from and explore at your convenience between early April and early May.

In recognition of online meeting fatigue, this year’s live event will be 3 hours, instead of all day. Registrants will receive links to exclusive prerecorded speaker sessions and other activities to explore at your own pace before the live event. This content directly complements the theme and will be woven throughout the live event. Speakers who are sharing their recorded talks ahead of time will join a live Q&A during a breakout session on May 7.

Speakers include:

Beth Adkins, LSW, Tri County Board of Recovery & Mental Health Services

Erin Deitlzer, North Community Counseling Centers

Amanda Erickson, Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Sarah Maggied, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Intelligence Analysts Wendi Parker and Jenna Rosenthal, FBI Cleveland Field Office

Erica Schnitz, Huckleberry House

Jonathan Slider, Trailblazing Hope Outdoors

Marijke Visser, ALA Public Policy & Advocacy Office

And a “Teens Teach” panel of teens to close out the event!

Take 5: Reemerge, Refocus, Reconnect is FREE but registration is required.

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Take 5 is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Learn more at library.ohio.gov/take5   



May 07 2021

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