Oct. 12: Guest speaker Stephen Hill talks to parents about overcoming adversity


Dear Parents, Guardians, & Community Members,

On Thursday, October 12 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.,  Bethlehem Central School District in partnership with Mission for Marcus will host a special program for parents featuring Stephen Hill, a renowned national speaker on substance use prevention, mental health, and resilience.

Stephen has a truly inspiring comeback story that everyone must hear. He is the founder of Speak Sobriety, a young person in recovery, bestselling author, recovery coach, and an attorney.

He has presented in front of thousands of people for over 500 schools and coalitions across the country. Through knowledge gained from his own personal and professional experience, Stephen shows parents how to build resilient kids to make healthy choices and overcome adversity. Stephen spoke with BC high school students last school year and will be speaking with BCMS 8th grade students during the school day on October 12.

Parents are highly encouraged to attend the evening program as this is an amazing opportunity to have a meaningful conversation with your children about the messages and lessons from Stephen’s story.

This event was made possible by the generosity of Mark and Theresa Kaplan, who founded Mission for Marcus in memory of their son, Marcus Kaplan. Marcus died from a substance use disorder in 2019 at the age of 33 after a long struggle with opioid addiction. He was a 2004 graduate of Bethlehem Central High School.

This event is free and open to the public. The event will be held at Bethlehem Middle School, 332 Kenwood Ave, Delmar, NY 12054. Doors open at 6:30 pm and pizza will be provided.

We hope to see you there to listen, learn, and engage in this very important