Welcome to the QCYSF website.
12 Key Areas to Reduce Violence in the Community
Organizers that have participated in Quad Cities Youth Summit - Stop The Violence - Keep Us Safe
Davenport Police Department
Juvenile Court Services
Beyond The Baseline
Hoopn 4 Change
Boys & Girls Club of Mississippi Valley
Bettendorf Police Department
St Ambrose University Psychology Department
Iowa Workforce Development
Ricks House of Hope
public officials that have attended a youth summit
Phyllis Thede - Iowa House of Reps
Maria Dickmann - Davenport Alderman
Linda Hayes - Davenport School Board
Daniel Gosa - Davenport School Board
Dr Art Tate - Davenport School Superintendent
Bob Gallagher - Bettendorf Mayor
We are excited to be part of the solution to reduce violence in the Quad Cities.
Quad Cities Youth Summit - Stop The Violence - Keep Us Safe - part of a comprehensive plan to reduce violence in our community.
Purpose: get the youth involved in the process of reducing violence and to buy in
create “anti-violence ambassadors” – leaders that will help stop it
get feedback from the youth on what is happening
help the youth and community make a plan of attack
give youth options to stay involved in positive events
build relationships between our youth and community leaders
build relationships between our youth and the police force
give community leaders an outlet to hear from our youth on violence
Since October 2015 We have worked with over 6000 kids in the Quad Cities in the Davenport School System. In the 2019/20 school year we are conducting youth summits with every freshman at Davenport West, Central, and North high schools. In addition, we are conducting summits at Wood, Williams, Smart, and Sudlow Intermediate schools working with every 6th grader. Last year we started working with our first elementary school and will continue this school year.