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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

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.”

The Fourth YouthAlert! (YA!) 3.29.14 was superb!

Photos, Video, Transcripts and Excerpts will be avail be at this site,, youtube, and our free smart phone app, soon.  Special thanks to.....

And Extra Special Thanks to our most Honorable Governor of Kentucky Steven L. Beshear!!!!!!!

Win The War! Against Violence Presents


YouthAlert! (YA!) News! Louisville, KY


Free Youth Violence Prevention Event & Forum


“Where Youth and Adults Meet HALFWAY to Reduce Violence”


YouthAlert! (YA!) Louisville, KY on Saturday, March 29, 2014 is a FOUR HOUR live Youth Violence Prevention Event & ForumIt 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!) Louisville, KY is important. Come, Be Peaceful, and Your Voice will be Heard! See U at YA!


WhenSaturday, March 29, 2014

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM  

Where: Central High School - Auditorium


1130 West Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40203


Free Registration:    Official Web Site:


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

9:45 AM - Delicious Coffee Donated By Heine Brothers' Coffee, Louisville, KY

Door Prizes during the Event - Texas Roadhouse and Tumbleweed Gift Cards 

10:00 AM - Welcome - Douglas A. Wain, Executive Director, Win The War! Against Violence, Lexington, Kentucky.
10:05 AM – Special Introduction- Gilbert Corsey, Anchor, WDRB-TV-41, Louisville, KYGilbert Corsey joined the WDRB news team in January 2011, as the co-anchor of WDRB News at 4 with Elizabeth Woolsey. It is the latest stop in a broadcasting career that has taken him across the country. Gilbert started reporting in Abilene, Texas at KTXS-TV and specialized in education stories. This work earned top honors from the Texas chapter of the Associated Press. He then moved to Eastern North Carolina and added anchoring news and sports to his resume along with producing his own shows.

10:10 AM – Keynote Address - Ralph de Chabert, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer at Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, KY.Ralph is SVP, Chief Diversity Officer for Brown-Forman, Corp, a beverage alcohol company located in Louisville, KY. He possesses over 20 years in the global Diversity & Inclusion field. Prior to Brown-Forman, he has held successive positions in Northern California as Chief Diversity Officer, Vice-President of Employee Relations & Diversity and Head of Executive Development and Diversity for Safeway, Corp, McKesson, Corp, and American President Lines respectively. He also worked for Pope & Associates, a diversity consulting firm out of Cincinnati, OH where he served as the Operations Manager and external diversity consultant in a myriad of organizations ranging from Fortune 50 International companies to local non-profit organizations.

10:30 AM – Special Guest Speaker - Steve Tarver, President/CEO, Greater Louisville YMCA, Louisville, KYThe generosity of others is at the heart of the Y's existence as a nonprofit. It is only because of the support of volunteers and donors that we are able to support and give back to our community. To bring about meaningful change, people need ongoing encouragement and tools. We're here day-in and day-out to provide the resources our community needs so that we can address the most pressing issues: child welfare, education, community health, employment, and quality of life. We work to make sure that every child, family and individual has what they need to achieve their best.

11:00 AM - Special Guest Speaker – Lynn E. Johnson, Director, YMCA Black Achievers, Louisville, KYYMCA Black Achievers believes that everyone should have the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Through our YMCA Black Achievers program, we do just that. We motivate teens in grades 8-12 to pursue high educational and career goals so that they can reach their fullest potential. We have a variety of career clusters that offer something for everyone. Our clusters grouped as follows: 8th Grade Cluster, Arts Cluster, Business Cluster, Communications Cluster, Computer Cluster, Education Cluster, Engineering Cluster, Health & Medical Cluster, Hospitality Cluster and our Law & Government Cluster. YMCA Black Achievers is offered at our Chestnut Street Family YMCA.
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM – Special Live Performance - Central High School Drum Line.  Directed by Thomas H. Cheatham III, Band Director, Central High School, Louisville, KY
Photos - YouthAlert! (YA!) Event free Lunch Peace Party Central H.S. Louisville, KY, March 29,2014
12:00 PM - YA! Peace Lunch Party 


Pizza (Little Caesars)

Drinks, Snacks and Cookies!
11:30 AM - Special Guest Speaker - Mary Gwen Wheeler, Executive Director, 55,000 Degrees, Louisville, KY55,000 Degrees is a multi-sector public-private partnership dedicated to increasing education attainment in the Louisville region. The bold goal is to move Louisville into the top tier of our competitor cities by adding 40,000 bachelor's degrees and 15,000 associate's degrees by 2020. Until January 2011, Ms. Wheeler served as the Mayor’s Sr. Advisor for Education and Youth for Louisville Metro Government, leading policy development and implementation of education initiatives to increase educational attainment and youth success in Louisville.  With a B.A. in American Studies and a Masters in Public and Private Management from Yale University, Ms. Wheeler also has experience in education and family literacy, non-profit management, strategic planning, international aid and development, and market research. 
12:30 PM – Special Guest Speaker - Liz Sias-Shannon, Executive Director, C.H.O.I.C.E. Inc. (Children Have Options In Choosing Experiences) Louisville, KY. Founded in 1987, C.H.O.I.C.E, Inc. is a comprehensive, community based, non-profit, prevention program. Our services are provided to young people who reside in Metro Louisville, Kentucky and who are not yet chemically dependent. Our philosophy – We believe that the incidence of ATOD (alcohol, tobacco and other drugs) abuse, violence and other negative behaviors will decrease among young people if they have a greater degree of self esteem, are better able to cope with life problems, have current information about abuse and dependency and are more skilled at handling interpersonal relationships. C.H.O.I.C.E., Inc. has provided services through grant money in JCPS for 26 years. Sias-Shannon is a certified Internationally and KY Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
1:00 PM - Special Guest Speaker - Eric Kleppe-Montenegro, PACT in Action's Youth Coordinator,  member of PACT in Action's Youth Advisory Board. PACT in Action, a community based, youth led, teen dating violence prevention project of the Center for Women and Families and KentuckyOne Health whose work is focused in the 40210 neighborhoods of the city.
1:15 PM – Special Guest Speaker -Carol Smith, Parent Teachers Association (PTA) President, Central High School Louisville, Kentucky Third Vice President, PTA, 15th District, Jefferson County, KY
1:30 AM - Special Guest Speaker - Officer Matthew Gelhausen, Community Relations Department, Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD)The Louisville Metro Police Department's Community Relations provides community based police programs to the citizens of our city including the Police Athletics/Activities League (PAL), the Volunteers in Police Services program, Louisville Law and Order, Neighborhood Watch and Citizens Police Academies.
Audience Participation
1:45 PM -  "A Moral Kid PSA Video Show" - A showing of short Anti-Violence Public Service Announcements (PSA) Videos with live narration that include President Barack Obama, Vice President Biden, David Beckham, Snoop Lion, Russell Simons, Samuel Jackson, Lady Gaga, David Ortiz, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dionne Warwick, Will Farrell and more!

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
YouthAlert! (YA!) at your School! Ask about our YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence Prevention/Health Program.