St. Joseph’s University, New York hosted the 2023 Long Island Youth Summit (LIYS) Friday, March 31, at which eight SJNY faculty members presented workshops to local high school students.
The annual event invites students from public and private schools to the Long Island Campus for an engaging exploration of important current socio-medical, environmental and socio-economic issues.
This year’s Youth Summit kicked off with opening remarks from Dr. Nathalia Rogers, LIYS founder; and Gail Lamberta, Ph.D., associate dean of community development at SJNY. Both co-chaired the 2023 event.
Students then heard from keynote speaker Sophia Saleem, M.D., chief medical information officer at Northwell Health, before breaking out for workshops.
Youth Summit Workshops Featuring St. Joseph’s Faculty and Staff:
• Teen Mental Health, Self-Esteem, and Well-Being with Jo Anne Durovich, Ph.D., LMSW, associate professor and chair of Human Services, and director of the Human Services Leadership and Social Work graduate programs; and Adriana Silva, LCSW, field study director and teaching instructor in the MSW program.
• The Impact of Climate Change with Konstantine J. Rountos, Ph.D., associate professor of biology and director of the Sustainability Committee; and Thomas Petriano, Ph.D., professor and chair of religious studies.
• Ethical and Social Implications of Science and Technology with Victoria Hong, assistant professor and chair of the mathematics and computer science program, and director of the master’s in cyber security.