Juvenile Justice Project is hosting its first Youth Conference (click here) September 22 and 23 at Belle Forest Community School. This event is free and open to the public. Current and potential community service partners, area leaders, and middle and high school aged teens are encouraged to attend the Friday session where we will learn community organizing skills and youth centering techniques. Saturday will be exclusively youth driven and youth attended. We will feature workshops on non-violent conflict resolution, knowing your constitutional rights, sexual assault awareness, entrepreneurship, and more. We will also have a mix and mingle lunch on Saturday for teens to learn more about local organizations, mentorship opportunities, higher education providers, and apprenticeship openings.
Make sure you register at http://midsouthpeace.org/ev
There are many great ways to get involved with this awesome conference. We need volunteers to help facilitate, clean up, and set up. This is a perfect opportunity for people who have court ordered community service or if you just want to get involved in Hickory Hill. If you are part of an organization that offers opportunities for youth involvement we welcome you to table at the “Mix and Mingle Lunch”.
If you are interested in the opportunities or in supporting the JJPYC in another way please contact Faith Pollan at firstname.lastname@example.org