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Our Mission: "World Peace through Youth Peace"

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YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence, Bullying and Abuse, Prevention

Educational Program

A Universal Cross-Cutting Child and Youth Violence, Bullying, and Abuse, Prevention/Health Program

Available Worldwide


Where Youth and Adults Meet Halfway to Reduce Violence, Bullying, and Abuse

 "Helping protect the whole youth, and nothing but the youth" (c)

YouthAlert! (YA!) believes violence, bullying, and abuse, is the worlds biggest problem, that its the head of the snake, and the path to world peace is through youth peace. If kids know better, they do better, that is the reason for YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program (VBPHP), for ages 5 to 25, is a universal, cross-cutting youth violence, bullying, and abuse, educational and training prevention program. An initial ten-hour live, interactive, elementary, middle and high in-school, out-of-school, campus life, community, diversion, re-entry, program.  A systemic approach by age, placement, compatibility, and delivery, to reducing youth violence. An additional twenty, eight-hour, breakout sessions by subject are available. Continuing education options are included.

 

Subjects include, peer-to-peer youth violence, gun violence, suicide, self-harm, dating violence, sexual violence,

domestic violence, gender violence, LGBTQ violence, child maltreatment, bullying, stalking, harassment, gang violence,

justice, terrorism, plus other youth health advocacy and prevention topics including, social-emotional health,

mental health, physical health, substance abuse, unintentional injuries, media, successful interventions,

intervention contacts, and more.

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YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence, Bullying, and Abuse, Prevention
Educational Program

 

"Where Youth and Adults Meet Halfway to Reduce Violence, Bullying and Abuse"

“Helping Protect the whole youth, and nothing but the youth”©

 

YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program is an in-school, out-of-school time, one to five-day, two to ten-hour, live, in-person presentation, whose purpose is to reduce child and youth violence, bullying, and abuse, and improve the overall health of all school age children and youth. This program is part of the YouthAlert! (YA!) Eighteen Week National Health Curriculum.

 

YouthAlert! (YA!) personnel present this program directly to any number of children or youth in a school, class, public, or community, environment. The presentation includes a live speaker, videos slides, videos, student interaction and role playing. Extra attention during these presentations is given to male youth and U.S. minorities. The Program is not political, financial, religious, or judgmental. Youth comments helped to develop this presentation and student class members as asked to help in present the program.

 

YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program is, first, and foremost, a community outreach program. The program represents the voice of the entire community and all opinions are welcome from the community, educators, adults, children, and youth. YouthAlert! (YA!) believes when people have all the information, they make good decisions. Empowerment, positive self-esteem, self-confidence, and productive motivation, are the underlying themes in the YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program. The program is continual and interactive both using current technology for out-of-school learning and lesson plans for in-school learning. The program also helps youth connect to local and national support and intervention services.

 

The goal of the YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program is a Ten-Percent reduction in all violence, self-harm, bullying, substance abuse, school , board, and law, violations, truancy, and behavior events, with children, youth, and young adults who have gone through our program. The program is designed to be presented every semester to reach at least Twenty-Five percent of a school’s student population every school-year for three continual years.

 

YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program subjects include: domestic violence, dating violence, bullying, suicide/self-harm, gang violence, sexual abuse and violence, school violence, child abuse, neglect, elder abuse, safe surroundings, victimization, trauma, and more. Over half of the program deals with the subject of youth violence and bullying prevention. The remaining sessions cover all other youth health advocacy and prevention topics including, mental health, social health, physical health, substance abuse, unintentional injuries, diet, poverty and consumerism and more.

 

YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence Prevention/Health Program includes, a live speaker/presenter, 200 video slides, 100 videos, video recording, public service announcements (PSA's) videos, important statistical information, important skills sets to learn, live role playing, question, and answer periods, open discussion, worksheets, reviews, surveys, local youth service contact information, free snacks and more. Twenty additional Breakout Sessions by subject are also available.

 

YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program follows lesson plans that are aligned with the National Health Education Standards (NHES), which is followed by most public schools in the U.S. along with any State health requirements. Formative and summative assessments are done as well as pretest and posttest analysis. The program also includes and youth self-reporting surveys at regular intervals. The program is also overseen by a YouthAlert! (YA!) Advisory Board and follows an evidenced-based blueprint with outcome evaluations recommended by the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC).

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YouthAlert! (YA!) VBPHP has reaching over 10,000 middle and high school youths in the last three school-years and  119 teachers. Some assessment results:

 

2016/2017 School-Year Student Surveys

 

94.3 percent of students/youth said this presentation will help them avoid being a victim of violence.

 

95.5 percent of the students/youth said this presentation will help prevent them from doing an act of violence.

 

2015/2016 School-Year Student Surveys

 

95.7 percent of students/youth said that they were more aware about the dangers of violence after this presentation.

 

96.2 percent of students/youth said this presentation will help prevent them from doing an act of violence.


2014/2015 School-Year Student Surveys

 

95.4 percent of students/youth said they learned something new in this presentation.

 

95.5 Percent of the students/youth said this presentation would help stop someone from doing violence.

 

2014/2015/2016 Teacher Surveys

 

98.3 percent of instructors/teachers surveyed said this presentation could make a difference in a youth’s life in a positive way when it comes to violence.

 

100 percent of instructors/teachers said they would recommend this presentation to other youth groups, schools, or youth organizations.

Student Surveys 2014/2015/2016 - Green/Yes, Yellow/A Little, Red/No
Teacher Surveys 2014/2015/2016 - Purple/Yes, Orange/A Little

YouthAlert! (YA!) VBPHP Pretest/Posttest Assessment


YouthAlert! (YA!) VBPHP has a 74 Percent gain score with 578 Middle, and High, School students with our completed five-question Pretest/Posttest assessment. This is well above the 30 percent change score benchmark for pretest and posttest progress. 86 Percent of the Posttest answers taken immediately after the presentation, understood the core components in the program, where less than 12 Percent of Pretest answers, were contained in the program. This indicates a highly successful method of instruction for our program, and also possibly, a high level of interest among students. The high gain score may also indicate the newness of the material presented to the students.

Short Class Presentation Video Vignettes (under 60 seconds)YouthAlert! (YA!) VBPHP

Video 1  Video 2  Video 3  Video 4  Video 5  Video 6  Video 7  Video 8  Video 9  Video 10  Video 11  Video 12

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Lesson Plan, Student Worksheet, Youth Survey, Host Survey, Word Puzzle, Free Class Certificate and Free Class Trophy.

Sample Presentation Chapters - YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program

 

Violence and Youth, What is Violence? Who does Violence? Why do people do Violence? Who is at risk for Violence? Who are the victims of Violence? How to protect yourself from Violence? What is the cost of Violence? What is Bullying? What is Consent? Plus Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, Child Abuse, Suicide/Self Harm, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Media, , Accidental Injuries, Physical Health, Self-Defense, Cyber-Bullying, Bystander Intervention, Choice and more.

Sample Video Slides and Videos - YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program
PSA Videos Include: President Obama, Vice President Biden, Lady Gaga, KRS One, Chris Brown, Samuel Jackson, Snoop Lyon, Drake, Russell Wilson, Beyonce, Chris Rock, Will Farrell, Ice-T, Russell Simmons, Jennifer Aniston, David Ortiz, David Beckham, Jeremy Lin, Eli Manning, Jamie Foxx, Ellen DeGeneres, Jessica Alba, Reese Witherspoon, Aziz Ansari, Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Amy Poehler, John Legend, Jenifer Gardner, Chelsea Handler, Steve Carell, Courtney Cox, Victor Cruz, Zooey Deschanel, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Conan O’Brien, Benicio Del Toro, Daniel Craig, Antonio Banderas, Liam Neeson, Angelina Jolie, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dionne Warwick, Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman, Frank Camacho, NFL and NBA Players and more.
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Universal Cross-Cutting Youth Violence Prevention Education Works

"Evidence-based Prevention Approaches and Programs, Policies, and Practices Are Available to Move Youth Violence Prevention Strategies Forward. Youth Violence Prevention Approaches Based on the Best Available Evidence. Universal School-based Youth Violence Prevention. Provide students and school staff with information about violence, change how youth think and feel about violence, and teach nonviolent skills to resolve disputes." (Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action, CDC, June 2014)


“Universal school-based programs to reduce or prevent violent behavior are delivered to all children in classrooms in a grade or in a school. Similarly, programs targeted to schools in high-risk areas are delivered to all children in a grade or school in those high-risk areas. During 2004--2006, the Task Force on Community Preventive Services conducted a systematic review of published scientific evidence concerning the effectiveness of these programs. The results of this review provide strong evidence that universal school-based programs decrease rates of violence and aggressive behavior among school-aged children. Program effects were demonstrated at all grade levels.” (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC, National Institute of Justice, NIJ, et al, 2007)


“Over the past few decades, social scientists have made great strides in uncovering the causes and correlates of youth violence. Numerous programs have demonstrated their effectiveness in reducing risk factors for serious violence. Our review of the scientific literature supports the main conclusion of this report: that as a Nation, we possess knowledge and have translated that knowledge into programs that are unequivocally effective in preventing much serious youth violence. (Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, 2001)


Punishment alone does not work: “Studying Deterrence Among High-Risk Adolescents. There was no meaningful reduction in offending or arrests in response to more severe punishment (e.g., correctional placement, longer stays).” (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, August 2015)

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A Comprehensive Technical Package, for the Prevention of Youth Violence, and Associated Risk Behaviors (CDC 2016)

Universal school-based programs are a widely used approach to help youth develop skills to prevent violence and engage in healthy behaviors. Potential Outcomes:

• Reductions in perpetration and victimization of verbal and physical aggression
• Reductions in bullying and conduct problems
• Reductions in delinquency
• Reductions in the involvement in violent and nonviolent crime in young adulthood
• Reductions in smoking, alcohol, and drug use
• Reductions in depression and suicidal ideation
• Reductions in other adolescent risk behaviors (e.g., sex without a condom, multiple sex partners, risky driving)
• Increases in emotional regulation, understanding social situations, and developing effective and nonviolent solutions
• Increases in academic proficiency
• Increases in positive bystander behavior
• Increases in anti-bullying school policies
• Increases in positive school climate

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/yv-technicalpackage.pdf
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The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010-2012 State Report,

(CDC, April 2017)


Implications for Prevention.

 

Importance of a Cross-Cutting and Multi-Sector Approach. Given that victimization from and perpetration of different forms of violence often co-occur (Finkelhor et al., 2011), prevention approaches are most efficient when they are cross-cutting and can have impacts on more than one type of violence.”

 

Early Prevention that Continues Across Developmental Stages. A prevention focus demands that we start early in life with prevention efforts given the findings of this report which suggest the first experiences of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization often happen at a young age. For example, more than three-quarters of female victims of completed rape reported that their first victimization occurred before the age of 25, with 41.3% reporting that they were first raped as a minor.


https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/NISVS-StateReportBook.pdf

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Preventing Multiple Forms of Violence: A Strategic Vision for Connecting the Dots

(CDC, 2016)


Strategic Focus. Facilitate the identification, implementation, and scale-up of approaches that have cross-cutting impact.

 

The evidence also points to early childhood education (which has demonstrated effects on child abuse and neglect and youth violence), universal school-based programs that emphasize social-emotional learning (which have demonstrated effects on youth violence, teen dating violence, and sexual violence),

 

Rationale for promoting a cross-cutting approach

 

Several decades of research, prevention, and services have revealed a lot about the different forms of violence and how to prevent and respond to them. One fact clearly emerging from this body of work is that the different forms of violence are strongly interconnected.


Previous research indicates:

 

•             Those who are victims of one form of violence are likely to experience other forms of violence.

 

•             Those who have been violent in one context are likely to be violent in another context.

 

•             The different forms of violence share common consequences.

 

•             The evidence also clearly shows that the different forms of violence share common risk

                and protective factors.


https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/strategic_vision.pdf

 

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Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices (CDC, 2017)


The strategies and approaches included in this technical package represent current best practices in the primary prevention of IPV (Intimate Partner Violence) and supporting survivors with the after effects of IPV.

 

A comprehensive approach targeting multiple risk and protective factors is critical to having a broad and sustained impact on IPV.

 

Context and Cross-Cutting Themes. Preventing IPV. Strategy. Teach safe and healthy relationship skills.


Approach. Social-emotional learning programs for youth.

 

Evidence. The current evidence suggests that both social-emotional programs for youth and relationship skills

programs for adult couples can prevent IPV perpetration and victimization.

 

Potential Outcomes

 

• Increases in the use of healthy relationship skills

• Reductions in perpetration of physical, sexual and emotional IPV and stalking

• Reductions in victimization of physical, sexual and emotional IPV and stalking

• Reductions in perpetration of peer violence, including bullying

• Reductions in high-risk sexual behaviors

• Reductions in attitudes that accept violence in relationships

• Increases in relationship satisfaction and well-being

• Reductions in substance abuse

• Reductions in weapon-carrying

 

While each of the strategies and approaches in the package has a particular focus, several important themes are

cross-cutting and are addressed by multiple strategies.

 

IPV is connected to other forms of violence. Experience with many other forms of violence puts people at risk

for perpetrating and experiencing IPV. IPV is associated with several risk and protective factors. Research indicates a number of factors increase risk for perpetration and victimization of IPV.

 

Research indicates that IPV is most prevalent in adolescence and young adulthood and then begins to decline with age, demonstrating the critical importance of early prevention efforts.

 

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/ipv-technicalpackages.pdf

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World Health Organizaiton (WHO) Ten Facts About Violence Prevention


Fact Seven: People can benefit from violence prevention programmes in schools. Proven and promising violence prevention strategies focused on individuals include pre-school enrichment programmes during early childhood (ages 3-5 years), life skills training and social development programmes for children aged 6-18 years, and assisting high-risk adolescents and young adults to complete schooling and pursue courses of higher education and vocational training.

 

http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/violence/en/

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World Health Oranization (WHO) Media Centre - Youth Violence Fact Sheet


Prevention.  Promising prevention programmes include:

 

Life skills and social development programmes designed to help children and adolescents manage anger, resolve conflict, and develop the necessary social skills to solve problems; school-based anti-bullying prevention programmes;

 

WHO response. WHO and partners decrease youth violence through initiatives that help to identify, quantify and respond to the problem, these include:

 

Developing a package for schools-based violence prevention programmes;

 

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs356/en/

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Locations where YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program was Presented

Atherton High School, Louisville, Kentucky, Doss High School, Louisville, Kentucky, Fern Creek High School, Louisville, Kentucky, Iroquois High School, Louisville, Kentucky, Southern High School, Louisville, Kentucky, Waggener High School, Louisville, Kentucky, Western High School Early College Louisville, Kentucky, Carrithers Middle School, Louisville, Kentucky, Conway Middle School, Louisville, Kentucky, Fredrick Law Olmsted Academy South Middle School, Louisville, Kentucky, Knight Middle School, Louisville, Kentucky, Lassiter Middle School, Louisville, Kentucky, Meyzeek Middle School, Louisville, Kentucky, Newburg Middle School, Louisville, Kentucky, Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky, Beaumont Middle School, Lexington, Kentucky, Bryan Station Middle School, Lexington, Kentucky, Crawford Middle School, Lexington, Kentucky, Jessie M. Clark Middle School, Leestown Middle School, Lexington, Kentucky, Morton Middle School, Lexington, Kentucky, Southern Middle School, Lexington, Kentucky, Winburn Middle School, Lexington, Kentucky, My Old Kentucky Home Middle School, Bardstown, Kentucky, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville, Kentucky, City of Louisville's Youth Detention Services, Louisville, Kentucky, City of Louisville Office of Youth Development, Louisville, Kentucky, Fayette Regional Juvenile Detention Center, Lexington, Kentucky, LFUCG Division of Youth Services, Lexington, Kentucky, YMCA Black Achievers, Lexington, Kentucky, Arbor Youth Services, Lexington, Kentucky, Community Action Kentucky, Statewide Staff Meeting, Frankfort, Kentucky, Stop Youth Suicide Conference, Lexington, Kentucky.

Additional Presentation Locations: Bryan Station High School Lexington, Kentucky, Central High School, Louisville, Kentucky, Jefferson Country Community & Technical College (JCTC) Louisville ,Kentucky, Kentucky Center for African American Heritage (KCAAH) Louisville, Kentucky, Lexington Public Library, Lexington, Kentucky, Louisville, Free Public Library, Louisville, Kentucky, Jefferson County Public Schools, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Office, Louisville, Kentucky, Kentucky Court Designated Workers (CDW), Lexington, Kentucky Family Court Judges, Lexington, Kentucky, Kentucky State Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, Frankfort, Kentucky, Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency (KCCD), Fayette County Public Schools, Equity Council, Lexington, Kentucky, U.S. Dept. of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Washington, D.C., U.S. Office of Violence Against Women (OVAW), Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS), Washington, D.C., National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC),Arlington, Virginia, National Guard Bureau (NGB), Arlington, Virginia, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C., U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C., The White House Office of Public Engagement, Washington, D.C.

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Sponsors - YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program

We appreciate your efforts and are honored to be partnering with you for such a cause!” Delta Dental

Additional Video Speakers - YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program

Renee Murphy, Anchor, WHAS-11-TV, Christopher 2X, Stanford T. Mullen Jr., Chief of Law Enforcement, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), Dr. Muhammad Babar, Richard Whitlock Jr., Getting All People (G.A.P.) Partnership, Shannon Moody, Policy Analyst, Kentucky Youth Advocates, Face-It ® Movement, Jon Auslander-Price, YOUth Career Center, KentuckianaWorks, McKenzie Cantrell, Employment Law Attorney, Kentucky Equal Justice Center, Officer Joe Saunier SRO, Region 3, Board of Directors Representative, Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers (KYASRO), Kellye Cunningham, NAACP Youth Council, Enrica Thomas, LMFT, Service Team Leader, Family & Children’s Place, Phyllis L. Clark, M.Ed, Program Coordinator, 15K Degrees Initiative, Luther Brown, Board 4 Change, Kaitlyn Moten, Teen Miss Kentucky 2014, DreamGirls, USA, Tom Shelton, Ph.D., Superintendent, Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, KY, Fayette County Kentucky Family Court Judge John P. Schrader, Stephanie Stockburger, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of Kentucky for Stop Youth Suicide, S.W.A.G. (Sisters and Supporters Working Against Gun violence), Linda Harvey, Restorative Justice, Lexington, KY, Brannon Dunn, Community Organizers of Lexington KY & DREAM, a BMAMI (Black Male Achievement Mentoring Initiative), Reverend. Keith G. Tyler, Sr. Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Lexington, KY, Scott Lancaster, Associate Director, GreenHouse17, Lexington, KY, David Coazrt, Fayette County Fatherhood Initiative (FCFI) Lexington, KY, James Brown, Urban Family Engagement Network (UFEN) Lexington, KY, Reverend Jim Thurman, President, Lexington-Fayette County NAACP, John Q. Moses, HIV Outreach Specialist, Targeted Prevention, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department with Freida Downey, Lexington, KY, Gilbert Corsey, Anchor, WDRB-TV-41, Louisville, KY, Ralph de Chabert, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer at Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, KY, Steve Tarver, President/CEO, Greater Louisville YMCA, Lynn E. Johnson, Director, YMCA Black Achievers, Louisville, KY, Officer Matthew A. Gelhausen, Community Relations Department, Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD), Mary Gwen Wheeler, Executive Director, Kentucky Education School Board, 55,000 Degrees, Louisville, KY, Central High School Drum Line, Liz Sias-Shannon, Executive Director, C.H.O.I.C.E. Inc. (Children Have Options In Choosing Experiences) Louisville, KY, Eric Kleppe-Montenegro, PACT in Action Louisville, KY, Carol Smith, Central High School President, Parent Teachers Association (PTA), Dr. Anthony Newberry, President and C.E.O., Jefferson Community & Technical College (JCTC), Ann Bowdan, Reporter WLKY-32 News, Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Denise Clayton, Dr. Hatim A. Omar, Founder & Chairman of the Stop Youth Suicide Campaign, Michael Gray, JD, MUP, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), The Muhammad Ali Center Council of Students (MACCS),Margaret Dunbar-Demaree, CEO/Founder, 1+1=U, Inc., Libby Mills, Executive Director of Restorative Justice, Fairness Campaign, Service For Peace, Susan Moseley (Military sexual trauma), Susan A. Vessels, Executive Director, Community Coordinate Child Care (4-C), Katherine Nichols, President, Kentuckians' Voice for Crime Victims (KVCV), Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana (BGCK), YouthBuild Louisville, Paws with Purpose,  Anthony Smith, Director for Safe Neighborhoods, Office of the Mayor, Louisville, KY, Aukram Burton, Multicultural Education/Diversity, Jefferson County Public Schools, Dr. Timir Banerjee, the Society for the Prevention of Aggressiveness and Violence among Adolescents (SPAVA), Sabree, MSSW, Coordinator of Navigators Programming & Agency Evaluation, Peace Education Program, Louisville, KY, Stephen Ulrich, Co-Chair, Metro Louisville Suicide Prevention Group, Quan A. Founder, YMCA Safe Place Services, Louisville, KY, MeShorn Daniels, Founder, Chair, Man-Up Louisville, Kentucky, Jeri Swinton, Chief Executive Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, Shawn L. Gardner, MSCM, President, Founder, 2NOT1 Fatherhood and Families, "A YA! Kid" A Youth Violence Prevention Presentation and Program, Video Presentation by WLKY32-TV  “The Real Impact of Local Violence”, Roy Woods, Chairman of the Fayette County Public Schools Equity Council, Quincy Murdock, MSW,  Logan Avritt IV,  Geo Gibson,  M.A.D.E (Motivating youth All Day Everyday), Dr. Melanie O. Matson, University of Kentucky Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center, Natalie Thompson, Program Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, Lexington, KY, Rabbi Marc Kline, Temple Adath Israel, Lexington, KY, Reverend Willis Polk, Imani Baptist Church, Lexington, KY, Diane Turner Minnifield, Assistant Fayette County Attorney, Lexington, KY, Linda Harvey, Director, Juvenile Restorative Justice, Lexington, KY, Darlene Thomas, Executive Director, Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program, Lexington, KY.

YouthAlert! (YA!) Home State Recognitions
Recognition from Kentucky Board Of Education, Kentucky Center for School Safety and the U.S. Dept. of Education
"As the Commonwealth's chief advocate for civil engagement, I am proud of your commitment to preventing youth violence and bullying. The Commonwealth looks to YA! as a national leader in youth training and and instruction." Honorable Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
Louisville Courier-Journal
Lexington Herald-Leader
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