Today is the first Youth Violence Summit hosted by Mayor Barry. Today’s gathering, partially open to the press, is at Rocketown with
…nearly 400 students from Nashville area high schools who will meet in breakout groups with facilitators to discuss their life experiences and make any suggestions as to how we can improve their quality of life.
The venue posted a photo of the event:
#NYVS16 at @Rocketown right now! @MNPSFamilies @MayorMeganBarry pic.twitter.com/bWBka62bMN
— rocketown (@rocketown) January 28, 2016
Some participants and journalists shared some snippets as well:
Hey Nashville, "If you want youth to walk on a tightrope, give us a safety net" -Brandon from @HillsboroBurros @MNPSFamilies #NYVS16
— Gracie Kaul (@ConnieKaul) January 28, 2016
4,900 suspensions — “We’re supposed to make academic gains? Can’t learn if you’re not in class." — Tony Majors @MetroSchools #NYVS16 (2/2)
— Tony Gonzalez (@TGonzalez) January 28, 2016
This is a great event, and a lot of ideas have come out of this, but this is just one event. Let's make more #NYVS16
— Brandon Mimms (@MintellectB) January 28, 2016
There will be three more events over the course of the month focusing on youth from different age groups.