Muskoka teens are tackling their fear of the future next week. The YWCA is hosting a summit for all grade nine and ten students in the district, with a motivational speaker, workshops and informational booths. The organization says the idea for the Muskoka Youth Summit was created by a number of local youth organizations, which wanted to help young teenagers grow and develop life skills.

Around 250 students took a survey created by the organizations, which identified a main theme of overcoming a fear of the future as well as issues surrounding financial literacy and how to go to a party while being safe.

Next week’s summit will have workshops from the YWCA Muskoka, the YMCA Employment Centre, The Door Huntsville and others. Motivational Speaker Blake Fly will be speaking about creating a good reputation, how to ask for help, and quality versus quantity of friendships.

It’s all happening at St. Dominic Secondary School in Bracebridge on November 29th from 9:30am until 2:30pm. Students from Muskoka’s four high schools, the Muskoka Alternate Education and Training Centres, Community Living, The Door and the Near North District School Board are all invited.