For Immediate Release
June 18, 2012
For Information contact:
Kristie Curtis, Crispin’s House Board of Directors
Goffstown Youth Forum of Crispin’s House Celebrates 18th Year
As another school year comes to a close at Goffstown High School, so does a great year of Youth Forum, a program of Crispin’s House and one of the best and most needed resources to continue to build up community assets to raise whole, safe, healthy kids, and support local families. Youth Forum meets on the second Friday of each month during the academic school year at GHS, attracting participants including high school youth, clergy, interested parents, town officials, area nonprofits, court representatives and law enforcement – anyone from the community interested in contributing to vital discussion on issues facing our kids today.
Since its inception in 1993, many positive initiatives and partnerships have been formed around the discussion table of Youth Forum, and this year was no exception! From advocating for the restoration of an affordable afterschool program at Mountain View Middle School, to planning a 3-part community series on bullying with the Agents of Change student group, St. Matthew’s Church and the Goffstown Public Library, much was accomplished this year. Representatives from the student groups Student Ambassadors, Peer Outreach, Equal Rights Group, Agents of Change, and more, brought great discussion in partnership with caring adults from all sectors of the community.
Longtime friend of Youth Forum, Hillsborough County Commissioner Carol Holden, states: “This community has done a wonderful job engaging youth through Youth Forum and VolunTEENS…it is a model for all communities.”
Rev. William Exner and GHS Guidance Counselor John Webb are co conveners of Youth Forum. For more information about supporting Crispin’s House, please visit their website at www.crispinshouse.org or call 497-3499.
Photo Caption: Youth Forum members gather for the June meeting: