Midland Networks Conference and Art Contest


What service agencies are part of Midland Networks? 

  • All youth serving agencies are technically apart of Midland networks but the ones that participated in the event this Tuesday Centers for Children and Families, Permian Basin Community Centers, SHARE, High Sky, Midland ISD Communities in Schools,Child Protective Services, Safe Place, 211 Texas, Midland Independent School District, Kaleidoscope, DFPS, C.A.S.A, DSHS, Juvenile Probation, Vet Center, Texas CHallenge Academy, Big Brothers Big Sisters, MRCCAC, River Crest Hospital, Midland College AHEC, Ector County ISD, Texas Work Force Solutions,

Speaker information: 

  • Her name is Debbie Sonberg. She works for herself as a motivational speaker but she use to be an At Risk teacher in San Angelo. He phone number is 325-227-5330

Was the art contest open to all Midland ISD students?

  • The Art Contest was for teens in Midland so we did the JR.Highs and High schools. There were asked to draw or express how they find hope in tough situations. We had about 60 Entries total from Goddard, S.J., Lee Freshmand and Midalnd Freshman.


  • Though Debbie was the main confernce speaker, we had panelist come and talk about why there are seeing teens in Crisis in Midland TX. We had Amanda Britton Speaking on Trauma from Juvenile Justice, Lisa Platner from Texas Tech Physicians talking about teen pregnancy, STDs, ect. We had Judge Peeler of Midland County talking about incarceration and recidivism, and we had Ashley Hoppman from Palmer Drug and Alcohol Prevention talk about trends with drugs and Alcohol.

The event was sponsored by Centers for Children and Families, AHEC, Golf Course Rd and System of Care.