In 2015 we kicked off the Hoops 4 Life tournament with a Native American youth leadership conference. The all-day conference was held at Turning Point Campus in Omaha. Presentation topics included empowerment, goal-setting, suicide awareness, substance abuse prevention, and healthy relationships. Choctaw Nation-member and basketball slam-dunk phenom Kenny Dobbs spoke at the conference and showcased his dunking skills at the tournament. Mr. Dobbs is a former chairman of the Arizona State Youth Advisory Council for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention, and has launched a national program to combat Native American youth suicide.

For questions regarding Empowerment 4 Life or any of our programs/events, past or present, please contact the SOMS Project Director, SOMS Administrative Assistant, SOMS Program Manager or SOMS Youth Health Outreach Manager at 402-346-0902 ext. 219, 201, 223 or 205. To view past and current events, check out our calendar.

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