FYI youth representatives presented the results from the September 26 Teen Summit in front of the Ferguson City Council last night (Tuesday December 9, 2014.) George and Oni provided an overview of the teen summit mentioning that it was an opportunity for youth to let their voices be heard and to offer suggestions on improving relationships between youth and police. In addition, summit participants offered suggestions on additional youth activities and programs that are needed in the community.
The suggestions included:
- Attitudes need to change by both youth and police when interacting
- More social events with youth and police
- Police being mentors to youth
As for recommendations, the teens suggested:
- Scheduling a Teen / Police Conversation
- Opening Up the Community Center for “Teen Hangout Night”
At the conclusion of the presentation, the pair asked for the city to partner with them on placement of the ONE Love mural panels installed around town. The eight panel display was painted over the of three weekends in October in partnership with artist Annie Martineau and support from Northern Arts Council. With approval by city and community partners, FYI hopes to begin temporary installation of the panels in early January with a permanent location yet to be determined.
Prep Work before the presentation
Getting congratulated for a job well done by Councilmember Dave Conway & Councilmember Dwayne James
A full copy of the presentation can be found here.