Let's Talk and Speak Up Youth Forums
Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) will host two youth forums entitled, “Let’s Talk: A candid and open discussion with Police” and “Speak Up! Understanding what kind of community our youth would like to see in the future.” The event will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 beginning at 9:00 a.m. prior to the organization’s annual Bowl for a Cause event. This year’s youth forums will take place at the Main Event Entertainment Center, Fountains On the Lake, 12626 Fountain Lake Circle, Stafford, TX 77477. Participants from the Missouri City Mayor’s Commission, area Boys and Girls Clubs, and other local youth programs will be represented. Please see information on each forum below.
YOUTH FORUM 1:
Let’s Talk: A candid and frank discussion with our Police”
NFBPA, in conjunction with public safety personnel from a number of police departments in the region, will engage young people 13-18 years old in a discussion promoting positive interactions and open dialogue between the community and law enforcement.
"Let's Talk..." is an event focused on providing informative discussions to our next generation of leaders and community members in a relaxed and non-threatening like setting. The event affords young people to speak freely with officers and other police department personnel to gain information on how to interact with law enforcement.
YOUTH FORUM 2:
Speak Up: Understanding what kind of community our youth would like to see in the future
NFBPA, in conjunction with the Missouri City Planning Department, will engage young people 13-18 years old in a discussion about the required steps needed to move toward a vision of the community’s future.
Engaging youth in local planning offers a number of benefits to the community and to young people themselves. These benefits include:
• Exposure to careers in local government. Through their engagement, young people learn about local planning and related professions and positions, and may consider careers local government.
• Improved plans. The participation of young people provides local officials with perspectives and input that can improve plans, especially (but not only) with regard to the needs and issues most relevant to youth.
• Better use of youth-serving resources. Better information about the needs and interests of young residents helps local agencies make the best use of financial and staff resources directed to youth programs and services.
• Leadership opportunities. Participating in the planning process offers young people an opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills, learn responsibility and accountability, and develop meaningful relationships with other youth and adults. It also gives youth the opportunity to identify and address issues or challenges that directly affect their lives.
• Citizenship and service. Involvement in local planning allows young people to better understand their local government and community, to address community issues, and to develop habits of participation and good citizenship.
NFBPA is excited to present this event to the community in partnership with CIGNA, ICMA-RC, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and other sponsors. Attendees will also be able to access information and resources from local community organizations and much more. NFBPA and its partners will also giveaway exciting prizes and gifts throughout the event.
Thanks to our Sponsors!
When & Where
Houston Chapter - National Forum for Black Public Administrators
The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) is one of America’s premier associations of executive public servant leadership. Since NFBPA was founded in 1983, its membership has grown to include a diverse group of managers and executives in virtually all disciplines represented in state and local governments. In addition to public service professionals, the organization’s membership embraces those in the private sector and the field of higher education.