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Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative
Below is a link to our first progress report to the community, Safe Youth, Safe Community. In it you can learn about the different services and programs we offer youth enrolled in the Initiative and the coordinated community support systems we are creating called Neighborhood Networks.
After December 1, copies of the report will be available at the following organizations:
Therapeutic Health Services
Garfield Teen Life Center
Garfield Community Center
Boys & Girls Club of King County
Rainier Community Center
Southwest Youth & Family Services
Southwest Teen Life Center
Department of Neighborhoods
The deadline has passed for nominations for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Award. We are no longer accepting nominations.
All nominees will be contacted by December 31, 2010 and will be invited to attend the award ceremony. Nominees will be recognized for their service, and award recipients will additionally receive a $100 award.
The 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Award recognizes and celebrates leadership in these areas in order to help prepare young people to engage in the struggles against poverty, racism, war and violence.
Nominees must be age 12-17 and live in or go to school in Seattle, or be an organization serving those youth. The review committee will consider significant demonstration that the nominee or nominated organization promotes peace and/or youth violence prevention and carries out the spirit of the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Questions? Phone: 206-233-7915
On Saturday, June 12, two Neighborhood Matching Fund projects that were funded by the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative / Department of Neighborhoods collaboration held great events!
Just down Rainier Avenue, CHAMPS was holding its “For Youth By Youth” Anti-Violence Community Resource Conference. Dozens of local youth chose to spend a sunny Saturday attending workshops and watching youth performances with an anti-violence theme. The energy was high and the spirit was happy and collaborative in this community-focused event. The photos show some of the participants and activities of the day.
The 2009 Art Contest Winners are listed below. Congratulations to them and thank you to everyone who submitted entries!
Young artists were asked to submit entries that show young people in safe and positive environments or other images that deliver the message to stop youth violence, including a tagline about preventing youth violence. The Art Contest was an educational effort to share with children and young people that youth violence can be prevented and should not be tolerated. Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative partners sponsoring the contest included Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Police Department, the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club, and Southwest Youth & Family Services.
Artwork: 1st Place - Aren Roberson / 2nd Place - Dasha Medvedeva
Tagline: 1st Place - Julian Glover / 2nd Place - Emily Gu
All images are the property of the City of Seattle. For more information, contact Mariko Lockhart, Director, 206-233-7915.