STUDENTS WILL LEAD THE FIRST REGIONAL YOUTH TOWN HALL ON VIOLENCE AT JOHN HARRIS HIGH SCHOOL

Students from schools inviolencestop2 the greater Harrisburg area will lead the first regional Youth Town Hall on Violence at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 in the auditorium of John Harris High School, 2451 Market St, Harrisburg.

Cole Davis Goodman, a student at Penn State Harrisburg and newly elected board member of Susquehanna Township School Board; and Markis Millberry, a graduate of Steelton High and a newly announced candidate for Mayor of Steelton, will serve as moderators of the forum.

Panelists will include:
• Nick Burd – student at Harrisburg High, Sci Tech Campus
• Asher Potts – student at Harrisburg High School
• Salome Hall – student at Harrisburg High, Sci-Tech Campus
• Chynna Eubanks-Brown – student at Harrisburg High School
• Elijah Ellis – Graduate of Central Dauphin East

Students will address issues involving guns, drugs, the psychology of violence and youth relations with police and authority. Moderators will take questions and comments from youth in the audience.

Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse and Chief Thomas Carter collaborated with Superintendent Dr. Sybil Knight Burney and the Harrisburg School District to organize the first regional Youth Town Halls on Violence.

Students from schools throughout the region are expected 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.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis at jdavis@cityofhbg.com; or call 717 255 3015.

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