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Officer in our Schools - SAFETY FIRST
By Roberta "Bobbie" McCreary


January 04, 2010
Monday PM

Thank you Chas for speaking out about our responsibility to support measures that protect our youth... we DO need to make our community safe for our youth and we DO need to take our community's rep down a few points (quite a few actually). What about our rep as the community in the US that has highest per capita prescriptions for the drug OxyContin? How do we stack up with meth labs, domestic violence, drop outs? Not so good, I'm told.

It is time to step up and make a difference as a community working together to STOP drugs and abuse and suicides. We've started the process here by Gateway providing Gatekeeper suicide prevention trainings; by educational programs, initiatives and forums by the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition, WISH, KYI and many other service organizations. But this is not just a job for these organizations. We need to do more -- as members of our community. Attend the "Enough is Enough--a Community Conversation" meeting at the Ted Ferry Center on Tues Jan 12th at 6:00pm. This is our opportunity to rally as a community, to speak out as a unified voice... against the problems that concern us, to address needed action, to join others in bringing our solutions forward. This meeting is billed as: "It's nobody's fault...but everybody's problem. Join your neighbors in being part of the solution." Stand up and be counted. Make our community one in which our youth can flourish; help them get the education they need for their future success; and make Ketchikan the place where they want to raise their children. THEY ARE OUR FUTURE

Roberta "Bobbie" McCreary
Ketchikan, AK

Received January 04, 2009 - Published January 04, 2010


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