Saturday, January 30, 2016
This month after the frenzy of the holidays was over, the Youth Council participated in the annual Christmas Tree and Storm Debris Recycling event.
People came to drop off their old Christmas trees or collected storm debris to be properly recycled. The Youth Council was there with hot cocoa, Cracker Jacks and a warm smile to greet residents.
Every year the Youth Council does this to raise money and awareness to a certain issue. In the past, donations have been collected for the Safe Harbor fund - used for victims of domestic violence to help remove themselves from bad situations. Luckily there were enough funds for the program this year, so the Youth Council chose to search for a new organization to focus its efforts on.
The Youth Council chose the Nurturing Trust program and raised $283.65 at this year's Christmas Tree and Storm Debris Recycling event.
The Nurturing Trust program is offering community workshops to the Lake Forest Park and Shoreline community. The classes educate participants on important issues on family and community communication such as positive discipline, teen suicide, substance abuse, leadership, bullying, domestic violence and child abuse.
|Donation to the Nurturing Trust program|
The classes are put on by our Shoreline and Lake Forest Park law enforcement and integrate Spanish in order to bridge the language gap and allow participants to feel more comfortable relying on their police officers.
Overall the program, which has been running for two years now, has had positive results and feedback. The Youth Council’s donations are going towards creating a better educated and connected community.
Classes start the beginning of February, if you are interested in attending the program or would like more information please call 206-801-2719 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, space is limited.