A Positive Approach to Teen Health (PATH) is a nonprofit organization that has been serving teens in the Northwest Indiana region since 1993. PATH provides various programs and curricula to teach students about making healthy choices surrounding drugs, sex, alcohol and relationship violence. In addition to offering ongoing programs and curricula, PATH hosts several events throughout the year that work to spread the word about problems that local teens face every day. These events contribute to building a knowledgeable, caring community around NWI youth. Check out the list below to learn about upcoming 2017 PATH events.


-American Teens in Crisis conference: This conference is PATH’s biggest event of the year and works to ‘equip, empower and encourage’ all adults, including parents, teachers and counselors, to be part of a youth support system. The conference will take place on May 2nd at Avalon Manor in Merrillville and will feature several guest speakers from around the field of mental health.


-South Bend Turkey Trot: This is a 5k race designed to help raise money so that PATH can better serve the youth in the area. For those who are not interested in running, there is also a one mile ‘fun run’. Regardless of which race you sign up for, proceeds from your registration will go to the teen programs.


-SafeTALK: Suicide Prevention Training: This three-hour session will teach anyone over the age of 15 to identify people who may be having thoughts of suicide. The session will also teach attendees how to offer help to those who need it.


-PC Substance Free: This event is part of a larger push to help ensure that the youth in Porter County remain drug free. Porter County is one of the worst in the state for heroin and opioid abuse in adults. This program is working to reverse that trend in the next generation.


To learn more about these events and the program PATH offers, visit www.FoundationsEC.org.


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