Youth Led Community Forum: A Powerful & Educational Meeting

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By Dawn Ferencak

Sales Representative

The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders and Reverend Walter Jones hosted a Community Meeting led by local youth. Its mission was to educate and empower residents to create a drug-free West Side. The event started at 6pm and was held at United for Better Living, 4540 W. Washington Blvd. in Chicago. It was well-attended by both adults and youth, with several people sharing their personal experiences and ideas. The variety of attendees provided different perspectives to the problems faced in our communities. 


Topics discussed included:

  • How to Bridge the Generational Gaps
  • How to Communicate and Motivate Young People 
  • The Affects of Social Media
  • Drugs Young People are Using and WHY

Email: Twitter: @Dawn_Ferencak

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