Niagara University’s Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality, and Mission will host a pair of community meetings focused on the area’s youth on Nov. 5 and 6, 2019.

The first, which takes place at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 5 in Niagara University’s Bisgrove Hall, Rooms 350/351, will bring together teachers, practitioners, school leaders, and community stakeholders to discuss “Improving Mental Health Access & Support for Youth.” Presenters include Dr. Rolanda Ward, associate professor of social work at Niagara University and endowed faculty director of the Ostapenko Center; Dr. Nisha Sachdev, associate, Center for Health and Health Care in Schools; and Dr. Linda Sheriff, deputy director, Center for Health and Health Care in Schools. The free event is being presented by Catholic Health Mount St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation and Niagara University, and is supported by the Peter & Elizabeth Tower Foundation.

The next day, between 150 and 200 youth will attend the Education Collaborative Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Youth Conference at the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons on the Niagara University campus.

For more information on these events, contact or call 716.286.8520.

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