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Neighborhood House Teens to Lead Gun Violence Summit

Youth address the need for safe streets and communities

By - Feb 11th, 2016 02:07 pm
Neighborhood House Teen Leader Maya McCullough speaks with Derica Williams of Fox6 News reporter at last year's gun violence prevention summit.

Neighborhood House Teen Leader Maya McCullough speaks with Derica Williams of Fox6 News reporter at last year’s gun violence prevention summit.

MILWAUKEE, FEBRUARY 11, 2016 – Teens from Neighborhood House of Milwaukee will host LET MY CHILDREN GROW: Youth Summit on Gun Violence, on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The event features guest speakers including gun violence survivors and witnesses, law enforcement officers from District 3, and performances by teens reflecting on their concerns.

Neighborhood House, a community center on Milwaukee’s near west side that serves over 300 youth a year, is offering this youth-organized anti-violence summit in the wake of recent tragedies, including the shooting deaths of 18 year old Joshua Words, and 48 year old Jay Ro. Words participated in Neighborhood House youth and summer employment programs, and Ro studied English at International Learning Center, a Neighborhood House program for refugees.

“Young people come to Neighborhood House for basketball or after-school activities, but it’s not only about recreation,” says Neighborhood House Teen Program Supervisor James Austin. “We also say, ‘Let’s have a conversation and let’s deal with some things.'”
“Community engagement is a way forward in this time of increased violence,” says Neighborhood House Executive Director Jeff Martinka.  “We’re proud that Neighborhood House teens are working with neighbors and local leaders to create opportunities for real dialogue in our city.”

For more information on Neighborhood House teens, call Neighborhood House Teen Program Supervisor James Austin at (414) 933-6161 ext.137,  jaustin@nh-milw.org

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WHAT: LET MY CHILDREN GROW: Youth Summit on Gun Violence
WHEN: Thursday, February 25th, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30pm
WHERE: Neighborhood House of Milwaukee, 2819 W. Richardson Place
WHO: Speakers include gun violence survivors and witnesses, and District 3 law enforcement officers.
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
LARGE GROUPS: please register in advance with James Austin at (414) 933-6161 ext.137,  jaustin@nh-milw.org

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