Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation to Sponsor Opioid Summit

The event will educate local kids about the dangers of drug use.

Mark Wahlberg

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As the opioid epidemic wages on, people from all walks of life are joining the search for solutions—from Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, all the way to Massachusetts’ own Mark Wahlberg.

On Tuesday, the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation is sponsoring the Massachusetts Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness, a half-day event meant to educate young people about the dangers and realities of opioid addiction. It’s unclear whether Wahlberg himself will make an appearance, but the agenda includes a keynote speech from a former user in recovery, a screening of James Wahlberg’s film If Only, and JAM’N 94.5’s DJ Pup Dawg as emcee.

The event, to be held at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, is already at capacity. About 4,500 local youth are expected to attend.

See more information about the summit here.