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Step up, future leaders!

2018-09-04T13:44:18+00:00

I had the opportunity to write and record a piece for WNIJ (the local NPR affiliate) and their Perspectives program.  I spoke about the importance of youth engagement.  Give it a listen. Here is the text: In today's world, the ongoing discord in “grown-up” national politics is becoming more pronounced, with an ever-shrinking middle ground and fewer common goals. A fresh point of view can alter the playing field and provide positive change. This is a call to action for all young people to get involved in any capacity. Winnebago County Chairman Frank Haney, Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara and [...]

Step up, future leaders!2018-09-04T13:44:18+00:00

Domestic Violence and the Trauma Initiative

2018-09-04T13:40:29+00:00

As some of you may know, I am a part of the Chairman and Mayor's Regional Youth Advisory Council for the city of Rockford and Winnebago County. The council meets once a month to discuss issues both within the community and nation wide. Today, we learned about the state of domestic violence within the community and the idea of the long term effects of trauma on mental health. One of the more shocking things I learned was that there are 8 arrests every day in Rockford for a domestic violence related incident. This statistic came from a meeting of the 17th [...]

Domestic Violence and the Trauma Initiative2018-09-04T13:40:29+00:00