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Hamilton hosts “Youth Summit: An Open Dialogue” on Saturday, August 16th

Friday August 1, 2008

For Immediate release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Middle school students in West Louisville will have a chance to learn responsibility and respect for others when the Youth Summit: an Open Dialogue gets underway on Saturday, August 16th.

"This Youth Summit is a chance for our young people to see there many ways to resolve problems in our society," says Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5). "They also need to know what is expected of them in school when it comes to dealing and working with each other in society."

Hamilton is hosting the Summit along with the District 5 Crime Prevention Council for children ages 11 through 15. It will be held at the Yearlings Club, 4309 West Broadway from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Breakfast & Lunch will be provided and there will be door prizes for those who attend.

Among the topics up for discussion; The Importance of Manners, Respect for Yourself and Others, Peer Pressure /Are You a Leader of a Follower? And “Know when to walk away” – violence protection techniques.

The Summit will be presented by several experts and officials who are involved with children and the community everyday. The Presenters include, Marshall Abstain, Reverend Jerome Garrison, Major Yvette Gentry of the 2nd Division LMPD, Manetta Lemkheitir , Donna Lacy Marshall, Terrance Moorman, Mike White and Dr. Eddie Woods.

“We know if we can encourage positive behavior in a child at an early age, we can help them succeed,” says Hamilton. “This Summit will be worth the effort if we can show a child how their actions affect others and their future.”

For more information about the Youth Summit, contact Councilwoman Hamilton’s office at 574-1105 or need transportation to the Summit call Benetha Ellis at 772-7801.

Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D) 5