Highline Public Schools holding forum on Youth Violence Tuesday, June 14


HSDYouthViolence

Highline Public Schools will be holding an open, public meeting about addressing issues behind recent incidents of youth involved in gun violence in our community on Tuesday, June 14, from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held at Highline College’s Student Union building.

“In the past few months, our community has been hit with several incidents of gun violence, resulting in deaths and life-altering injuries,” reads an announcement. “Many of these crimes have been committed by our young people.

“As members of this community, it is our responsibility to come together to confront this alarming series of events and address the underlying issues.

“The time has come for us as leaders, community members, neighbors, parents, and friends to have a conversation about how we can support our youth, intervene with youth at risk, and prevent further violence.”

All are invited to this meeting; here are the details:

WHAT: A conversation with our community about how we can come together to address the issues behind recent incidents of youth involved in gun violence in our community.

WHO: All community members and organizations are invited to participate in this conversation about solutions to youth violence.

Co-conveners: Highline Public Schools, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and Center for Children & Youth Justice – CCYJ.

Event Partners: City of Burien Government, Matt Griffin YMCA and Highline College.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 14, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Highline College (2400 S 240th St, Des Moines), Student Union, Building 8, Mt. Constance/Mt. Olympus Room

HOW: A facilitated community conversation in which community members and representatives of community organizations can share ideas for how our community can address the causes of youth violence and ensure that our young people thrive and that our neighborhoods are safe.

This will be an opportunity for community members to come together to discuss solutions. This will not be a forum for speeches by political leaders. The focus will be on problem-solving by concerned citizens in partnership with civic and municipal leaders.


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