Greater Scranton YMCA announces Inaugural Teen Self-Help Fair

Teens today are facing issues that no other generation has ever faced before, and many are struggling to find ways to cope. The Greater Scranton YMCA’s Inaugural Teen Self-Help Fair will bring teens of all walks of life together to address some of these issues in a safe, nurturing environment.

We are inviting preteens and teens ages 12-17 throughout Lackawanna County to join us for an afternoon and evening where they can come together to hear speakers share their experience, strength and hope on issues such as: depression, bullying/cyber-bullying, self-harm/suicide, addiction, social media, issues at home and more.

The event will run from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Greater Scranton YMCA, located at 706 N. Blakely Street in Dunmore. A dinner and dance will then begin at 5 p.m. Music and entertainment will include EJ the DJ Karaoke and a photo booth. The event is free to attend.

For more information or to register, call Paula Scotchlas at (570) 342-8115 ext. 232. The registration deadline is Sept. 30.


The Y is one of the nation’s leading non-profits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.  or

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