About Us

About Us

WNY Youth Leadership Summit

A FREE substance use prevention event for Prevention Providers and Coalition Members - adult and youth (ages 12-18 years) - focusing on team building, meaningful and actionable engagement, and the power of the youth voice.

 

All participating youth will be invited by or involved with their local community coalition.

Saturday, November 5th

from 9 am - 3 pm

This in-person event will be held at

Buffalo State College

1300 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo NY 14222

Campbell Student Union Social Hall (3rd Floor)

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Presented by

Kym Laube with HUGS Inc.

licensed by NYS OASAS

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Kym Laube is the Executive Director of Human Understanding Growth Services, Inc., HUGS, Inc., in Westhampton Beach, NY. In this position, she brings over 30 years of substance use prevention knowledge and expertise, leading the organization to provide a full array of multidimensional prevention services. Kym is a national trainer and speaker, working with notable leaders in prevention, including CADCA.


Having participated in the HUGS, Inc. Teen Institute program in 1986 as a high school student, Kym understands firsthand the profound impact, lifelong influence, and leadership skills the Teen Institute program provides to young people. From student leader to Executive Director in 2002, Kym’s mission has been to empower others to seek their full potential and become agents of change in the world. Kym offers dynamic, passionate, and interactive keynotes, training, and workshops for large and small groups with an uncanny ability to talk with and not at people

Annually, Kym presents to over 25,000 individuals, young and old, across our great country. Kym’s unwavering commitment to improving the lives of young people extends beyond her executive office and can be seen in her many leadership roles. She is active on various local, state, and national boards and task forces and served on the NYS Governor Opiate Task Force. Most notable is her personal recovery and commitment to pushing individuals to make the space better wherever they are.


She lives in Westhampton Beach with her husband and way too many dogs.

Location of Event

Youth Summit - Buffalo State College Campus
 

Register for Training

A Free substance use prevention event for Prevention Providers & Coalition Members - adult and youth (ages 12-18 years) - focusing on team building, meaningful & actionable engagement, & the power of the youth voice. All participating youth will be invited by, or involved with their local coalition.
When
Nov 05, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where
Buffalo State College,
1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222, USA