Guest Post by Patrica Lammers
Saint Paul Police Department Western District Crime Prevention Coordinator
Many young people will be heading to back to school to start a new year. Weather it is a new school or an old school for them they may face some challenges. For many kids being bullied is a part of their reality. They may be a victim or they may be a witness. I wanted to take this opportunity to provide some helpful tips
The reality is most bullying happens when adults are not around. This can be between classes, at lunch or recess, after school and increasing on-line. However, 85% of bullying is seen by other children. Many children who witness simply don’t know how to handle it or what to do to stop it. Witnessing can cause the following effects:
What Should Children Do?
Remind them they should only step in when they feel safe. Role play some of the following with them:
What Can Adults Do?
Give your children the confidence and the support they need. Here are some ways you can help:
What does it mean to be and SUPC Board Member? What are our goals, mission, and current projects? Where do you fit in here?
First, you do fit in here, I promise. There's a place for every skill and every type of leader. We have had people who are just beginning their careers, retirees, extroverts, introverts, and semi-famous Youtube celebrities. We want this organization to reflect the community it serves, and you are part of that community.
Please join us at our Board Recruitment Happy Hour on August 4th, from 6-8pm at Fabulous Fern's. You will have a chance to meet with SUPC Staff and Current Board Members, and learn more about what we are up to. Light appetizers and soft drinks will be provided, as well as a cash bar with happy hour specials.
The Summit-University Youth Council is continuing to unite the youth in the community. The main goal of the youth council is not only to allow youth voices to be heard but to find opportunities for youth to shape and improve the community.
For the past couple summers, the youth council has been hosting meetings where we discuss the issues we see in the community and brainstorm ideas and events for youth in the community to participate in. These ideas/events include community gardens, community clean-ups, food drives, information fairs, etc.
This summer the youth council has been at various events, such as the Peace Celebration, the Rondo Days Parade, and National Night Out.
Currently, the Youth Council is working on hosting a Movie Night in early September. We are also working on writing grants to help find more opportunities for youth in the community. One grant, in particular, is a resource fair for teens. This event will allow teens to gain leadership opportunities from businesses and organizations in Summit-University.
Please contact us if you are interested in participating in the Summit-University Youth Council, or if you are interested in supporting our work with donations!
By Hannah I.
When: August 30th, 6-8pm
Where: Summit-University Planning Council, 627 Selby
Who: Neighbors, Businesses, City Staff
Why: The Summit-University Planning Council is hosting this meeting to discuss parking concerns with neighbors, and explore solutions for the area.
Hosted by the Summit-University Planning Council
For more information Call: 651-228-1855
Fri Aug 4
6:00pm – 8:00pm
SUPC Board Recruitment Happy Hour - Fern's Bar & Grill, 400 Selby Ave
Thu Aug 10
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Community Forum Night - Summit University Planning Council, 627 Selby Ave
Tue Aug 15
9:30am – 10:30am
Western District Police Department community meeting AM- 389 Hamline Ave S
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Community Improvement and Safety - SUPC, 627 Selby Ave
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Neighborhood Development Meeting - SUPC, 627 Selby Ave
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Western District Police Department community meeting PM – 389 Hamline Ave S
Tue Aug 22
6:00pm – 8:30pm
SUPC Board Meeting - SUPC, 627 Selby Ave
Fri Aug 25
SUPC Board Candidate Meet and Greet- SUPC, 627 Selby Ave
Deadline to file for 2017 Board Elections
Wed Aug 30
6:00pm – 7:00pm
SUPC Community Forum: Selby/ Victoria Parking - SUPC, 627 Selby Ave
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