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What is your spark?

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | Syracuse, UT

 

Illumination is a free community event that focuses on what we can do daily to support our mental health and wellbeing. One way is to find and nurture our “spark” – that thing that gives our life meaning and purpose. What is your “spark”?

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About Illumination

Our mission is to foster a safe and connected community for our youth by empowering our families, schools, and local leaders. Illumination is a free community event promoting mental health and wellbeing in our youth. It is a collaborative effort with support from Safe Harbor Crisis Center, North Davis Communities that Care Coalition, North Davis Communities that Care Youth Coalition, NUHOPE Suicide Prevention Task Force, government officials in our community, and other community members and organizations who want to make a difference.

Illumination is an event that focuses on what we can do daily to support our mental health and wellbeing. One way is to find and nurture our “spark” – that thing that gives our life meaning and purpose. Research has shown that when young people can identify their sparks and have the support of caring adults in pursuing their sparks, they have higher grades and better attendance in school, are more likely to be socially competent, volunteer to help other people, have a sense of purpose, and are less likely to experience depressive symptoms.

This will be the third consecutive year for Illumination. The event will be held on Wednesday August 31, 2022, and host several workshops, a keynote speaker, and as with past years, the event will close with a nighttime Illumination fireworks display. The event will again be held at Founders Park in Syracuse, Utah.

 

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Illumination Schedule

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

(times subject to change)
6:00 pm
Illumination Begins
Food Trucks
Activity Booths

Learn about what you can do daily to support your mental health in our resource activity booths, and enjoy dinner at one of many food trucks! Available from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

7:00 pm
Hinge Point

Our live entertainment will be presented by Hinge Point! Hinge Point is a contemporary Christian group with amazing three-part harmonies. See there bio below.

8:15 pm
Smith Alley

 

We are excited for our Keynote Speaker this year – Smith Alley. Smith is the founder and president of the Live Life Bigger Foundation. Visit livelifebigger.org for more information about Smith and his mission.

9:00 Pm
Illumination Fireworks

 

Each of us has a spark of light within us, and when all of us share our spark of light it is as beautiful as a fireworks display. Experience this pyromusical designed to shed light on mental health and wellbeing.

9:30 Pm
Illumination Ends

 

Thank you for participating in Illumination 2022!

Meet our Keynote Speaker

Smith Alley
Smith Alley

Live Life Bigger Foundation - Founder and President

Smith’s Story

“I draw my motivation to spread light from my many years spent in the dark. In my early elementary years I was bullied for my size and my speech impediment. This led me to believe that I wasn’t enough. After being exposed to pornography and getting several different social media platforms, I slowly became a victim of addiction and self-hate.

I drove myself far away from everyone that I love and found myself dealing with anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. My parents found out about everything that was happening and it created a pivot point in my life. On this day, April 23, 2018, my mom grabbed my face and said “Smith, I will fight for you but you have to fight for yourself first.” So I did.

I now spend my time traveling and speaking to schools and youth groups about the harmful effects of social media and pornography and inspire them to live a life beyond their screens. I give parents the resources that they need to parent with confidence in a digital era. This mission of mine is needed and it will never end.”

-Smith Alley

 

Meet Hinge Point

 

Hinge Point is a contemporary Christian group consisting of three sisters, Kalli (17), Kassidy (17), and Kandy (15) known for their three-part harmony and encouraging music. They launched their singing group in October 2020 and have been making music together ever since. Hinge Point has released 14 original songs and have covered many Christian songs. Starting this music group has been a “Hinge Point” in their lives and they want their music to be a “Hinge Point” in the lives of their listeners as well.

Event Location

Founders Park
1700 S 1904 W
Syracuse, Utah 84075

This Event is Free

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Get in Touch

For more information about this event, please contact Kurtis Fredericks, (801) 230-6947 or illumination@safeharborhope.org

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