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Gov. Justice Announces Game Changer Summit to Take Place Monday



The Game Changer Initiative’s virtual summit on opioids and substance-abuse disorder will be held on Monday, September 21, beginning at 9 a.m. In a Thursday-evening press release, W.Va. Governor Jim Justice announced that the summit will be available online to all of West Virginia’s 157,000 middle and high school students, at

“As I’ve said many times, our kids in West Virginia are our greatest treasure,” the Governor stated in the press release. “Our goal should always be to empower children to make healthy choices and become leaders in their communities. That’s exactly what the Game Changer virtual summit is going to do.”

The event, which will be broadcast live, will include performances from all across the country by “several nationally known trauma-informed speakers,” and feature “one of the country’s most engaging youth and teen emcees.”

The event will be rebroadcast on Tuesday, September 22, Wednesday, September 23, and Thursday, September 24, at 9 a.m. The event will be available on-demand at any time beginning on Monday, September 28. All rebroadcast and on-demand viewing will be through

“Game Changer – one of the largest public-private coalitions of its kind in the nation – is aimed at tackling opioid and substance use, along with other issues impacting West Virginia’s youth.” Additional information is available at

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