CITY OF HARRISBURG HOSTS FIRST IN SERIES OF REGIONAL YOUTH TOWN HALLS ON VIOLENCE
Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse and Chief Thomas Carter are collaborating with Superintendent Dr. Sybil Knight Burney and the Harrisburg School District to host the first in a series of regional Youth Town Halls on Violence at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 in the auditorium of John Harris High School.
“We are bringing together youth from throughout the region and inviting educators, elected officials, religious leaders, law enforcement and community leaders to listen to what they have to say about the reasons for violence in our communities,” said Mayor Papenfuse. “This will be a youth-led event to allow them to identify the problems and offer solutions.”
Students from schools throughout the region are invited to participate in the town hall, and officials from Susquehanna Township, Middletown, Steelton and other communities near Harrisburg have confirmed their participation and support of the initiative.
“We need to hear from our youth about how we can stop the violence,” said Chief Carter, “and we expect this will be just the first in a series of town hall meetings that will be held in other parts of the region in the coming months. We are inviting officials in neighboring townships to join us and host subsequent regional meetings for our youth to stay engaged in fighting violence.”
A panel of youth representing schools throughout the region will offer opening remarks and engage youth in the audience. The event is open to the public.
For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 717 255 3015.
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