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A Nonprofit 501 (c) (3) Organization and Public Charity

PO Box 11037 Lexington KY 40512-1037
425 South Hubbards Lane, No. 333, Louisville KY 40207

859.299.0547 Voice     859.233.1999 Fax

www.YouthAlert.us     info@YouthAlert.us


Our Mission:To bring about a reduction in youth violence, and improve the health and safety of children and youth, though education, volunteerism, and teamwork.”

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The 6th YouthAlert! (YA!) Event - A Free Youth Violence Prevention Event & Forum on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the downtown Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York St. , Louisville, KY was FANTASTIC!!!!

The 6th YouthAlert! (YA!) Event on Saturday,October 18, 2014 is a SIX HOUR live, public, free,Youth Violence Prevention Event & Forum. From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PMIt includes live Youth Violence Prevention Programs, Guest Speakers, Videos, Youth Health Advocates, Audience Participation and Discussion, both Adult and Youth panels discussing ways both Youths and Adults can meet Halfway, equally, to reduce all violence. Everyone’s opinion at YouthAlert! (YA!) Event is important. Come, Be Peaceful, and Your Voice will be Heard! C U at YA!

  

WhenSaturday, October 18, 2014, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM  

 

LocationLouisville Free Public Library  - Centennial Room

301 York Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203 

  

Free Registration: reserve@YouthAlert.us    


Presented by YouthAlert! (YA!) a Nonprofit Public Charity in Kentucky

Speakers: Renee Murphy, Anchor, WHAS-11-TV, Christopher 2X, Stanford T. Mullen Jr., Chief of Law Enforcement, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), Anthony Smith, Director for Safe and Health Neighborhoods, Office of Mayor Greg Fischer, Dr. Muhammad Babar, Richard Whitlock Jr., Getting All People (G.A.P.) Partnership, Shannon Moody, Policy Analyst, Kentucky Youth Advocates, Face-It ® Movement, Jon Auslander-Price, YOUth Career Center, KentuckianaWorks, McKenzie Cantrell, Employment Law Attorney, Kentucky Equal Justice Center, Officer Joe Saunier SRO, Region 3, Board of Directors Representative, Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers (KYASRO), Kellye Cunningham, NAACP Youth Council, Enrica Thomas, LMFT, Service Team Leader, Family & Children’s Place, Phyllis L. Clark, M.Ed, Program Coordinator, 15K Degrees Initiative, Luther Brown, Board 4 Change, Kaitlyn Moten, Teen Miss Kentucky 2014, DreamGirls, USA 
*Special YouthAlert! (YA!) Supporters*
Welcome - Douglas A. Wain, Executive Director, YouthAlert! (YA!) Lexington, Kentucky
Introduction - Renee Murphy, Anchor, WHAS_11-TV Louisville, KY. Renee Murphy anchors the 5:30 p.m. news and reports for other WHAS11 newscasts. Before moving to Louisville she also anchored weekends for WFMJ in Youngstown, Ohio. While there, Renee won an Associated Press award for reporting. The road to reporting and anchoring began in 1998 while Renee was in college at Virginia Commonwealth University. Following graduation, Renee took a position as a production assistant at ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut. In late 1999, Renee got her first shot at television reporting when she was hired as the weekend anchor for WABG-TV in Greenville, Mississippi. Renee grew up in North Carolina, but is glad to now call Louisville home.

Christopher 2X, Louisville, KY. Christopher 2X, formerly Christopher Anthony Bryant, VP and Life Coach with Master P’s “Let The Kids Grow Foundation”. He is a South End resident, community activist and founder of the Fight Crimes Against Children Partnership in Louisville, KY. A former drug trafficker, 2X served seven years in prison before being released in 1999. Shortly thereafter, he joined the Nation of Islam temple in Louisville and changed his name to 2X. Since then, he has dedicated much of his time to community outreach programs in Louisville, especially in the West End. He holds a weekly youth group, "The War Zone," at the Urban Learning Center in Louisville.

Stanford T. Mullen Jr., Chief of Law Enforcement, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), Louisville, KY. The Law Enforcement Division of Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is responsible for the security and safety of 97,000 students, 14,000 employees and the investigation of criminal activity on JCPS property. This includes 1,000 buses, 60,000 bus stops, uniform patrol of JCPS Properties and bus stops, and the security of 155 schools. Director Mullen has over 22 years of experience. He is a retired Louisville Metro Police Lieutenant Colonel and Associate Chief of Police and a retired Kentucky National Guard Lieutenant Colonel.

Anthony Smith, Director for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, Office of the Honorable Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisiville, Kentucky.

Dr. Muhammad Babar, Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Muhammad Babar an internist specializing in treating senior citizens. He is a past president of medical staff at Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare, and the current medical director of Oaklawn Nursing Home and Jefferson Place Nursing Home. He is the president of the Association of Pakistani Physicians of Kentucky and Indiana and is a board member of the Interfaith Paths to Peace, The Fund for the Arts, the Center for Interfaith Relations, and the Jewish Community Relations Council. A civic leader and advocate of reducing stereotypes in the community. Dr. Babar, a physician and Pakistani native, has helped organize numerous interfaith public service projects and has been a voice for the local Muslim community in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Recipient of the F.B.I’s 2013 Director’s Community Leadership Award.

Free Lunch!   Free Drinks!   Free Snacks!   Free Dessert!

Face-It ® Movement. The Kosair Charities Face It® Movement began in 2012 in response to the public outcry against the increasing number of child abuse deaths in the Commonwealth. Kosair Charities, who has stepped up to protect vulnerable children for over 90 years, brought together key partners to plan a campaign to address the problem of child abuse deaths in Jefferson County and the surrounding areas. This group spent 2012 planning an effective campaign that includes best practices in child abuse prevention, community engagement and promoting effective policies to improve the child welfare system. 

Richard Whitlock Jr., Getting All People (G.A.P.) Partnership, Louisville, KY.  Created in 2010, the G.A.P Cultivation Program is a 21st Century Community Crime Prevention/Intervention Youth Program. “P.E.A.C.E. Positive. Education. Always. Corrects. Errors.” The G.A.P. Program is a community crime prevention/intervention program and effort for youth who fit the following profile: Disenfranchise youth who has a parent with a substance abuse challenge, Youth who are personally involved with substance abuse via usage/trafficking, Youth that have been effected by crime as a child: Have a parent or sibling with a felony conviction or incarcerated, has lost somebody close to them (family, friend, or neighbor) from an act of violence.

Phyllis L. Clark, M.Ed, Program Coordinator, 15K Degrees Initiative. 15K aims to Greater Louisville create an education movement within the African American community that advances a college-going and degree completion culture in support of a common agenda. Our challenge is to support the Education Commitment goal of significantly increasing for African Americans the number of college degrees by 15,000. 15K is an initiative to actively engage and mobilize the Louisville African American community to join the 55,000 Degrees challenge, Louisville’s Education Commitment and targeted plan to raise education attainment levels by 2020.

Kellye Cunningham, NAACP Youth Council, Louisville, KY. The mission of the NAACP Youth & College Division shall be to inform youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to advance the economic, education, social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples; to stimulate an appreciation of the African Diaspora and other people of color’s contribution to civilization; and to develop an intelligent, militant effective youth leadership.

Luther Brown, Board 4 Change, Executive Officer, Louisville, KY. We want our children to be safe. We educate the youth about the dangers of gun violence and advocate gun safety.

Officer Joe Saunier SRO, Region 3, Board of Directors Representative, Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers (KYASRO). Teaching anti-bullying, electronic devices and internet safety. KYASRO is a professional organization with the goal of furthering the education, awareness and professionalism of SROs in the State of Kentucky in order to make schools a safe and secure learning environment for children. School Resource Officers (SRO’s) play a very important role in the safety of our schools. Collaboration between schools and law enforcement is a major step to increasing school security and preventing acts of terrorism or violence within schools. SRO’s may serve as a deterrent to those wishing to inflict violence on the school, while the SRO also offers a sense of security to school staff, students and parents.

McKenzie Cantrell, Employment Law Attorney, Kentucky Equal Justice Center, Louisville, KY. Meaningful youth employment is an integral part of youth violence prevention. Young people who are paid and supervised for quality work gain professional skills and learn responsibility. McKenzie is an employment law attorney with Kentucky Equal Justice Center. In this presentation, McKenzie will discuss the link between violence prevention and employment and provide an overview of basic worker protections in the law, including minimum wage, overtime, discrimination, child labor and worker safety.

Jon Auslander-Price, YOUth Career Center, KentuckianaWorks, Louisville, KY. Right Turn and Right Turn 2.0 are programs for 16-19 year old Juvenile Justice involved youth in the Louisville Metro area that provide individualized education, training, and workforce development opportunities by engaging youth in a three-phase career development process that includes self-exploration, career exploration, and career planning and management. Youth meet regularly with program staff, mentors, and other caring adults to develop and implement an Individualized Career Development Plan (ICDP). Through weekly goal-setting based on each youth’s ICDP, Right Turn promotes employment, continued learning opportunities, and independent living.

Enrica Thomas, LMFT, Service Team Leader, Family & Children’s Place, Louisville, Kentucky. The mission of Family & Children’s Place is to strengthen the community by healing the trauma of violence, abuse and neglect. We help prevent, stop and recover from abuse. The agency has three locations and serves over 3,000 children and families each year, covering 21 counties in Kentucky and 10 counties in Indiana. 

2:40 PM - Enrica Thomas, LMFT, Service Team Leader, Family & Children’s Place, Louisville, Kentucky. The mission of Family & Children’s Place is to strengthen the community by healing the trauma of violence, abuse and neglect. We help prevent, stop and recover from abuse. The agency has three locations and serves over 3,000 children and families each year, covering 21 counties in Kentucky and 10 counties in IndianaEnrica Thomas, LMFT, Service Team Leader, Family & Children’s Place, Louisville, Kentucky. The mission of Family & Children’s Place is to strengthen the community by healing the trauma of violence, abuse and neglect. We help prevent, stop and recover from abuse. The agency has three locations and serves over 3,000 children and families each year, covering 21 counties in Kentucky and 10 counties in Indiana. 

Kaitlyn Moten, Teen Miss Kentucky 2014, DreamGirls, USA
The Youth Alert! (YA) Event was phenomenonally informative. I am so honored, to have had my first public address with my title.
There was a lot of information, that I learned from the other speakers that I didn't know existed for myself and my peers.

"The Youth Alert! (YA) Event was phenomenonally informative. I am so honored, to have had my first public address with my title.There was a lot of information, that I learned from the other speakers that I didn't know existed for myself and my peers."  Kaitlyn Moten Teen Miss Kentucky 2014, DreamGirls USA


"Thank you so much for allowing Family & Children's Place an opportunity to collaborate with you on such a vital and valiant effort.  I was so happy to learn of the multiple entities dedicated to PREVENTION of youth violence. I applaud your effort and please feel free to call on us whenever we can be of help.  Again thank you so much for your vision of UNITY and a VIOLENCE-FREE community." Enrica Thomas, LMFT,CSW, Family and Children's Place


"Thank U Mr. Wain For the Opportunity. Its was a pleasure being apart of the YouthAlert! message." Richard Whitlock Jr. Getting All People Partnership

"Wow!I know you are still processing all that took place today. I am too. I admit, due to the information I heard today, I'm already re-thinking my thought process about this subject matter and will definitely be updating my knowledge-base.  If there is anything that I can do to assist you in the violence prevention movement, please let me know." Phyllis L. Clark, M.Ed, 15K Degrees Program Coordinator

"Thanks again...cant wait for the next one!" Kellye Cunningham, NAACP Youth Council
Free Door Prizes!

Louisville Mega Cavern: Four Free Tram Tours, One Free Zip Line Admission, One Mega Quest

Texas Roadhouse: Dinner for Two, Four Free Entrees, One Free Appetizer

Delta Dental: One Advance Sonic Toothbrush

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory: Four Free Admissions, One Sweet Spot, 125 Years of Baseball and the Louisville Slugger Book

Kentucky Science Center: Four Free Admissions.

Louisville Bats Baseball: Two Field Reserved Seats

Belle of Louisville: Sightseeing Cruise for Two

Muhammad Ali Center: Two Free Admissions

Doo Wop Shop: One Karaoke Party Pack Rental

Lexmark: One Free Inkjet Printer

Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau: One Free Gift Basket

Louisville Zoo: Two Free V.I.P. Tickets

Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts: Three Free Tickets to Dance Theatre of Harlem

Churchill Downs: Six Reserved Box Seats, Six Passes to the Kentucky Debry Museum

Wendy’s: Five $10 Gift Cards

Krispy Kreme: Two One Dozen Original Glazed doughnuts

Time is of the essence for fighting violence in Kentucky. Violent crimes were reported at their highest level ever in the last three years in our great Commonwealth with 35,412 violent offenses in 2013,  36,956 violent offenses in 2012 and 37,467 violent offenses in 2011. In 2013 in Kentucky, Homicide offenses were committed every 34 hours and 54 minutes while in 2010 Murder was committed every 48 hours and 40 minutes. In 2013 in Kentucky Forcible Sexual offenses were committed every 1 hour and 57 minutes while in 2010 in Kentucky Rape was committed every 5 hours and 40 minutes. In 2013 there were 204,733 serious crimes committed in Kentucky. In 2010 there were 121,289 serious crimes in Kentucky. (Source: Kentucky State Police Crime in Kentucky Reports). Nationwide, over 50% of violence acts are not reported to police.

YouthAlert! (YA!) Events

     

A free Youth Violence Prevention Event & Forum

 

“Where Youth and Adults Meet HALFWAY to Reduce Violence”

 

YouthAlert! (YA!) Events KY are a ONE HOUR, FOUR HOUR or SIX HOUR live Youth Violence Prevention Events & ForumsIt includes live Youth Violence Prevention Programs, Youth Health Advocates, Guest Speakers, Audience Participation, Videos, Discussion, free Lunch and both Adult and Youth panels discussing ways both Youths and Adults can meet HALFWAY, equally, to reduce all violence. Everyone’s opinion at YouthAlert! (YA!) Event is important. Come, Be Peaceful, and Your Voice will be Heard! YA! is U!

  

Free Registration:  reserve@YouthAlert.us    Official Web Site:  www.YouthAlert.us

 

Free Registration!   Free Admission!   Free Door Prizes!   Free Lunch!

 

Admission is Free and Open to the Public but Seating is Limited.


E-mailed Reservations Receive Priority Seating at 10:00 AM then Seating will be on a First Come, First Serve Basis at 10:15 AM

Public Questions and Comments can be made throughout the entire event through our free smart phone app called YouthAlert on iPhone, IPad &  Android.

There will also be a microphone for Public Questions, Comments and some Speeches at all YouthAlert! (YA!) Events
YouthAlert! (YA!) Event News! (Photos, Videos and Transcripts), will be posted here at www.YouthAlert.us
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YouthAlert! (YA!) at your School! Ask about our YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence Prevention/Health Program.  info@youthalert.us
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