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Fort Pierce PAL youth leaders present youth crime prevention conference

A conference planned by teens, for teens in response to recent shootings that have claimed the lives of some of their friends.

Conference LOGOFort Pierce – July 14, 2014 – The Fort Pierce Police Athletic League Youth Leaders are hosting a youth crime prevention workshop designed to empower our peers to take a stand against the violence and crime and add their voices to the many discussions taking place in the fallout the violent deaths of some of our friends.

The Fort Pierce PAL youth leaders came up with the idea to plan a youth crime prevention conference after attending the Preventing Crime in the Black Community Conference held in May 2014. The youth crime prevention conference is FREE and will be held 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Thursday, August 14 and 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Friday, August 15, 2014. The PAL youth leaders want to target teens living in Fort Pierce between the ages of 13 and 18 and attending school.

The conference will feature the following sessions: Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking presented by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Middle District of Florida; “You Know My Name, But Not My Story”; a panel discussion with a sexual assault victim, former inmates, and a former gang member; and an anti-gang rally. The conference wraps up on Friday with a youth town hall meeting, “Think It, Speak It.

Conference attendees will receive breakfast, lunch and a t-shirt. The conference will end with a FREE dance on Friday for conference participants who attend both days of the conference. The Fort Pierce PAL youth leaders’ goal is to reach 250 of their peers.

Youth interested in attending the conference are encouraged to pre-register for the conference. Beginning Monday, July 14, 2014, registration forms will be available at the Fort Pierce PAL Center, located at 903 S. 21st Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34950; via the website: fortpiercepal.com; or email: awells@fppd.org.

The deadline to submit completed registration forms is August 1, 2014.

Below is the link for the conference packet:

Individual Youth Conference Packet

Youth Group Conference Packet