Legislative candidates join the community to learn more about issues facing Columbia's youth

2 years 4 weeks 1 day ago Monday, September 19 2016 Sep 19, 2016 Monday, September 19, 2016 7:51:00 PM CDT September 19, 2016 in News
By: Justice Henderson, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA- The Youth Community Coalition is hosting its second annual Youth Issues Round tables on September 20, 2016.

Nine of the eleven Missouri state legislative candidates will be in attendance to discuss topics including prescription drug abuse, mental health resources for youth and academic achievement gaps.

This round table will give the community a chance to educate the legislative candidates on things happening in the community, pertaining to the youth.

Ron Rowe, the Youth Community Coalition Coordinator, says that this event is unique because the people get to educate the officials, not the other way around.

"It gives the people a voice, and we get a chance to stand up and speak on behalf of a group of people who don't always have their voice heard," Rowe said.

Heather Harlan, Prevention and Treatment engagement specialist at Phoenix Health Programs, says that she looks forward to the opportunity to speak candidates directly.

"We need to adjust ourselves and change our mindset on this issue and realize it is a chronic health issue," Harlan said. 

The event is free and open to public, it will take place at the Hampton Inn and Suites Conference Center, 1225 Fellows Place Blvd from 6-8pm.

You can find more information on the Youth Community Coalition Facebook Page

Confirmed Participants include:
Legislative Candidates:
 

State Representatives

Tom Pauley

Cheri Reisch

District 44

 

William Lee

District 45

 

Martha Stevens

Don Waterman

District 46

 

Chuck Basye

Susan McClintic

District 47

 

State Senate

Caleb Rowden

Stephen Webber

District 19

 

Guest Participants:

Prescription Drug Abuse and Monitoring:

Heather Harlan-Phoenix Health Programs

Jim Marshall-Cody’s Gift

 

Mental Health Resources for Youth:

Jenny Ganaway-Burrell Behavioral Health

Dr. Lou Ann Tanner-Boone Count Schools Mental Health Coalition

Dr. Erin Reynolds-Family Access Center for Excellent (FACE)

 

Academic Achievement Disparities:

Rev. Dr. Janice Dawson-Threat-For His Glory, Inc.

Phil Peters-Cradle to Career Alliance

 

Guest Moderators:

David Lile-KFRU Radio Host

Mike Alden-Mizzou Associate Professor or Education/Former Athletic Director

 

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