Leschi Community Counsel had already planned a forum on March 4th……
Seeking Positive Engagement with Young People Through Community Activities, Events and Projects. Wednesday, March 4, 7:30 PM entral Area Senior Center,
500 30th Ave S, Seattle WA 98144 (30th & King).
Policy makers, community leaders and activists now acknowledge Seattle’s gang problem is at its worst in many years. So far the response from our community has overwhelmingly focused on crime & punishment but history shows stepped up policing is only a part of the solution. It is clear we have taken our eye off the ball: fostering opportunities for positive youth activity, healthy socialization and a sense of community.
In the vacuum of these positive opportunities, the gang culture has been unchallenged in its ability to take root.
Recently, the epicenter of the violence has been within and adjacent to the borders of the Leschi neighborhood.
By answering President Obama’s call to renewed service, so too can the sustainable solutions to this community-wide crisis be said to lie within our borders.
Come learn what we all can do to ensure our young people have more numerous and more positive alternatives to gangs.
Wednesday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.
Central Area Senior Center
500 30th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98144 (30th & King St.)
This forum is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there, to learn what you can do, and to make a commitment to engaging in one of the many outstanding opportunities available in our community to be a part of the solution.