YouthAlert! (YA!) Event is a six hour live Youth Violence Prevention Event & Forum. It includes live Youth Violence Prevention Programs, Guest Speakers, Audience Participation and both Adult and Youth panels discussing ways both Youths and Adults can meet Halfway, equally, to reduce all violence. Come, Be Peaceful, and Your Voice will be Heard! Did U YA!
The event will be held Saturday, September 28, 2013, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Lexington Public Library, 140 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507, William Stamps Farish III Theater.
Admission is Free and Open to the Public but Seating is Limited (138 Seats). To register visit firstname.lastname@example.org or our web site www.YouthAlert.us. E-mailed Reservations Receive Priority Seating then Seating will be on a First Come, First Serve Basis at 9:45 AM.
Time is of the essence for fighting violence in Kentucky. Violent crimes were reported at their highest level ever in the last two years in our great Commonwealth with 36,956 violent offenses in 2012 and 37,467 violent offenses in 2011. In 2012 in Kentucky, Homicide offenses were committed every 31 hours and 37 minutes while in 2010 Murder was committed every 48 hours and 40 minutes.
In 2012 in Kentucky Forcible Sexual offences were committed every 1 hour and 36 minutes while in 2010 rape was committed every 5 hours and 40 minutes. (Source: Kentucky State Police Crime in Kentucky Reports). And nationwide, over 50% of violence acts are not reported to police.
Door Prizes (free gifts given throughout the event)(one per person)
Two - Texas Roadhouse $30 Gift Certificates
Three - Lexmark Impact S301 Printers
Four - Lexington Legends PRESIDENTIAL SEATS for 2014
Two - Wildcat Wearhouse $25 Gift Certificates
Two - A & W Root Beer Mugs
One - Morris Book Shop $15 Gift Card
One - $25 Gift Certificate toward Workshop/Seminar - Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning, Lexington, KY
Free Lexington Euro Car Sticker for All Attendees - Courtesy of Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau
One - Green Dot Gear Prizes
Two - Free Tickets to the Lexington Children's Theater
One - Keeneland Gift Basket - Courtesy of Keeneland Association Inc.
Free Hand Fan or Frisbee for All Attendees - Courtesy of Kentucky Utilities (KU)
One - Signed Football by U.K. Football Coach Mark Stoops
One - Gift Box from the Parkette Diner, Lexington KY
One - Package of Supplies - Courtesy of Bluegrass.org
Tentative Program Schedule for this Saturday, September 28, 2013 event is as follows:
9:30 AM - Introduction/Welcome
9:45 AM - "A Moral Kid" A Youth Violence Prevention Presentation and Program - Presenter, Douglas A. Wain, Executive Director, Win The War! Against Violence
10:15 AM - Special Guest Speaker - Quincy Murdock, MSW, has worked in alternative education for 16 years. He obtained his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky. His expertise resides in Conflict Resolution/Violence Prevention, Cultural Diversity, Media Literacy, and the Prevention of Violence against Women.
11:15 AM Special Guest Speaker - Dr. Timir Banerjee, Founder, SPAVA
11:30 - Dr. Melanie O. Matson, University of Kentucky Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center
11:45 - Natalie Thompson, Program Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass
12:00 Lunch - Lunch Sponsors - Gattitown of Lexington, Ale-8 One and Boyd Orchards
12:45 PM - Adult Panel (6 Members) - Subject: "How can adults and youth meet halfway to reduce Violence?"
Fayette County Family Court Judge John Schrader
John P. Schrader is a family court judge for the Fayette County Family Court of the Twenty-Second Circuit, serving Fayette County of Kentucky. He joined the court in 2007. He previously was an Attorney at Sherrow, Schrader & Sutherland, PSC Lexington, Kentucky.
Rabbi Marc Kline, Temple Adath Israel, Lexington, KY
Rabbi Marc Aaron Kline of Temple Adath Israel (Lexington, Kentucky) was ordained in 1995, from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. Rabbi Kline has taught Ethics, Philosophy, Religion and Government courses at the high school, college, and graduate school level for most of the last fifteen years. He also was the Chair of LFUCG’s Human Rights Commsion for three years.
Reverend Willis Polk, Imani Baptist Church, Lexington, KY
Reverend. Willis G. Polk, I, is the Pastor of Imani Baptist Church in Lexington, KY. Creator of 3.4 mile weekly Prayer Walk Against Violence in Lexington KY.
Diane Turner Minnifield, Fayette County Attorney's Office, Lexington, KY.
Diane Turner Minnifield served as a prosecutor in the Juvenile Division of this office for fifteen years until joining Child Support Enforcement in 2011. She maintains a private practice and serves as a hearing examiner for the Lexington Fayette Human Rights Commission.
Linda Harvey, Director, Juvenile Restorative Justice, Lexington, KY
Linda Harvey is the full time volunteer Director of Juvenile Restorative Justice that provides case management and mediation services for adolescents at risk for the court system(Family and District Courts), Court Designated Worker Office, middle and high schools.
Darlene Thomas, Executive Director, Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program, Lexington, KY
Darlene Thomas has worked as an advocate for families for 23 years. She is the Executive Director for the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program in Lexington, KY but has been fortunate to have served in multiple advocacy roles across the Commonwealth. Darlene has trained and educated community professionals regarding the issues of domestic violence locally, statewide, nationally and internationally.
1:45 PM - Youth Panel (Ages 15 to 24) ) (6 Members) - Subject: "How can youth and adults meet halfway to reduce Violence?"
Youths are designated by the Adult Panelist. Each Adult Panelist picks a counterpart to be on the Youth Panel.
Tiara Shelby, Age 21 (Designated by Diane Turner Minnifield)
2:45 PM - PSA Video Show - A Showing of Short Anti-Violence Videos that include President Barack Obama, Vice President Biden, David Beckham, Snoop Lion, Russell Simons, Samuel Jackson, Lady Gaga, David Ortiz, Beyonce, Chris Brown and more.
3:30 PM - End
Comments during the event and can be posted though our free smart phone app called WTWAV on iphone and Win the War! Again Violence on Android. Attendee comments will be heard at this event and their input is essential to YouthAlert! (YA!) Event’s success. A brief summary of each YouthAlert! (YA!) Event will be posted at this web page www.YouthAlert.us
Our organization has several other initiatives include a Kentucky (www.winthewarKY.us) and a national (www.AMoralChallenge.us) Youth Violence Prevention TEN PERCENT Challenge and several Violence Prevention Outreach Programs including one for youths called “A Moral Kid” (www.AMoralKid.us).
Some who have recognition our Kentucky Youth Violence Prevention TEN PERCENT Challenge are: KY State Governor Proclamation 1.3.12 KY State Senate Resolution SR187 3.7.12 KY State House of Representatives Citation 5.25.12 KY Lieutenant Governor 2.8.13 KY Secretary of State 2.13.13 KY Cabinet for Education & Workforce Development 5.3.13 KY Department and Board of Education Resolution 12.5.12 KY School Board Association (KSBA) 6.22.13 KY Association of School Superintendents (KASS) 6.19.13 KY Center for School Safety (KCSS) 10.10.12 KY Association of School Councils (KASC) 5.22.13 Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges & Universities (AIKCU) University of Kentucky (UK) Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) Western Kentucky University (WKU) Kentucky State University (KSU) Northern Kentucky University (NKU) University of Louisville (U of L) Morehead State University (MSU) Murray State University (MSU) Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Commerce Lexington Greater Louisville Inc. Northern Kentucky Chamber Bowling Green Chamber Kentucky State Fraternal Order of Police (KYFOP) Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police (KACP) University of Kentucky (UK) Men's Basketball Head Coach John Calipari 7.29.13 plus 134 Kentucky Mayors.
Some who have recognition our national Youth Violence Prevention TEN PERCENT Challenge are: Executive Office of the President of the United States - Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) 5.1.13 U.S. Department of Education - Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) 6.3.12 U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell KY 6.4.13 U.S. Representative Andy Barr KY 6th 3.14.13 Students Against Violence Everywhere (S.A.V.E.) WTWAV Posting May 2013
And some of the places we have presented our “A Moral Kid” Youth Violence Prevention Presentation live are: Louisville KY Juvenile Detention Center, Louisville KY Youth Services, Mohammed Ali Center, Jefferson County KY Public Schools/Safe and Drug-Free Schools Office, Kentucky Court Designated Workers (CDW), Kentucky Family Court Judges, KY Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, KY Juvenile Detention Center, Lexington KY Youth Services, Kentucky, Community Action Kentucky (CAK), Arbor Youth Services KY, Fayette Country KY Public Schools/Equity Council, U.S. Dept. of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Office of Violence Against Women (OVAW), U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS), National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), National Guard Bureau (NGB), Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency (KCCD), YMCA Black Achievers, and more. Over 80 percent surveyed after viewing this presentation said it could stop someone from doing violence.