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12 Key Areas to Reduce Violence in the Community
Partners of 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 2000 kids in the Quad Cities in the Davenport School System and Rock Island High School. In the 2017/18 school year we conducted youth summits with every freshman at Davenport West, Central, and North high schools. In addition, we conducted summits at Wood Jr High and JB Young Opportunity Center where 80+ middle schoolers from the Davenport Jr Highs attended.
In calendar year 2018/19 we have youth summits scheduled at Davenport West, Central, and North working with every student in the freshman class. In addition, we have summits schedule at Smart , Williams, Sudlow and Wood Jr Highs working with every 6th grader.
We are just starting to enter the Elementary schools with a program as well.