The community is invited to participate-December 4th
By Karen Eakes
November 27, 2007
During the past two years, PATCHWorks has held five different T.A.L.K. events. Among the topics we have discussed are the importance of parental involvement in children's lives, drug and alcohol use among our teens, and factors that encourage and/or discourage students from completing high school. Opinions and ideas are openly shared in these small group discussions and people generally leave feeling like they have learned and gained from the experience.
The primary goal of T.A.L.K is to increase positive communication and understanding between the generations and address topics of interest and concern to young people and the community at large. In the evaluations that we ask people to fill out each time, the question of taking some kind of action as a result of our discussion is often posed. PATCHWorks has collected a wealth of data, ideas and opinions through these events, but we have never attempted to develop specific action plans as a result of these discussions.
However, PATCHWorks is holding
the next T.A.L.K. event on December 4th with the expressed purpose
of discussing options for a "safe place to gather"
for Ketchikan's youth.
Please join us on Tuesday, December 4th from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at the Kayhi Commons. Dinner and child care will be provided. For information email PATCHWorks at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 225-4350.
Received November 26, 2007 - Published November 27, 2007
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