The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation presents:

New Hampshire Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | SNHU Arena | Manchester, NH

Doors Open: 8:30 AM; Program: 9:45 AM to 12:30 PM

About the Summit

The New Hampshire Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness is a half-day Summit designed to educate middle and high school students about the dangers of opioid addiction while promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Summit Features Include:

  • A showing of If Only, a short film co-produced by James Wahlberg with support from Recovery Centers of America and Millennium Health.
  • Keynote speaker Jeff Allison, a New England native and former Miami Marlins pitcher, will share his personal story of addiction and recovery.
  • A special focus on how students can help combat this epidemic by engaging in healthy lifestyles.
  • Special Guests include: Governor Chris Sununu; DEA Special Agent, Jon DeLena who will talk about addiction and the impact of opioids in our communities; Tracy Bachert, Recovery Coach, Facilitator FSWS; Jadd Naamani, Z107; James Wahlberg, Executive Director, The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation; and Chris Buchanan, Director, Public Affairs and State and Local Government Relations, Walmart Foundation.

Hear from community leaders on why you should attend.

“This event can save lives...I’ve seen the reaction that teenagers have to it. I’ve seen kids think about what they’re doing with their lives and...actually try to make a change.”
Lisa White, R.N., Wellness Coordinator, Milford Public Schools

Program Details

The New Hampshire Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness is designed to address the growing opioid epidemic by reaching out to our youth to stop addiction before it starts and by promoting healthy choices and educating students about the dangers of opioid abuse.


More information about the Summit, who should attend as well as resources and facts about opioid abuse.

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Parents & Guardians

What you need to know about opioid misuse and what your children will learn at the Summit.

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Register Your School for this Important Educational Event!

This program is offered free of charge. There is no limit to the number of students you can register and we recommend including school nurses, counselors and parents. Seats will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.