Newton Youth Summitt Kevin Breel

Newton Youth Summit III with Kevin Breel

Newton Youth Summit III Rescheduled

Youth Summit III is rescheduled for March 26th due to unforseen events with featured speaker Kevin Breel. We are sorry to have to reschedule, but are looking forward to featuring Kevin at the summit in March, which will be held from
6 to 9 p.m.

Thank you to everyone who was planning to attend on Feb. 5th and we hope you will be able to reschedule and join us in March. Looking forward to making the event even bigger and better!


Mayor Setti Warren invites teens and adults to attend Youth Summit III focusing on Youth and Adult Communication, Difficult Conversations and Solutions from Youth Summits I and II. Since October 2012, Mayor Warren has hosted 2 annual Youth Summits bringing teens, family, and community together to mastermind challenges faced by Newton teens. Maintaining the momentum, the upcoming 3rd Summit promises to be a opportunity to further focus on solutions gathered in Youth Summit II.

Wednesday, February 5th from 6 to 9pm at Brown Middle School

125 Meadowbrook Rd, Newton, MA 02459

Teens and Adults Welcome!

Being a teen has never been easy. None the less, teens in 2014 face challenges that are prevalent, pervasive, and complex. The upcoming Newton Youth Summit III is sure to be a catalyst for change. Teens have been working with leadership to plan this event with featured speaker, Kevin Breel, who is most recently known for his TEDx talk, “Confessions of a Depressed Comic”.

As a teenager, Kevin Breel almost took his own life. His story, so powerfully told in his viral TEDxYouth Talk, gives voice to an often silent struggle and offers a message of hope.

As Jack Knox writes in the Times Colonist :

His story, abbreviated, is this: He grew up in Cadboro Bay, a popular kid, fun at parties, English and drama awards, always on the honour roll, captain of the Lambrick Park basketball team when it was ranked No. 1 in the province. Under it all was the other him, the kid who plunged into depression at age 13 when his best friend died in a car crash.

Breel now speaks out about his own depression, with a mission of helping kids his age realize they’re not alone.

“If someone in your life suffers from depression, you need to watch this video. If you don’t think anyone in your life suffers from depression, you need to watch this video — because you may not realize it if they do.”

To learn more about the featured guest speaker, Kevin Breel, visit

Newton Youth Summitt Kevin Breel

Need more information? Call 617-796-1436 or email or visit


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2 Responses to “Newton Youth Summit III with Kevin Breel”
  1. Jenny says:

    The location for the summit on Wednesday, March 26th is Newton North High School Auditorium.

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