Megan Landry-Stronger

Hi, I’m 15 and wrote this because of a personal experience. I did the video myself too. I was not going to let them break me. Reality, if it shows that it bothers you, they’ll just do it more. I hope my song will help those that are starting to feel torn down — to rise up! Don’t let anyone make you a victim. They aren’t worth it. Megan Landry   See Megan’s YouTube Video

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Choose Peace/Stop Violence community conversation in central Fort Lauderdale

Broward County’s 33311 zip code not only has the notorious distinction as the crux of youth violence in the county, but the area is also recognized for having the highest number of youth offenders in the state of Florida. This is not an honor that local residents want to keep.

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Deerfield Beach Community Conversation

A rapt audience listened to Troy Randall talk about life without his brother. Lataurus Randall was killed during a robbery attempt at the Deerfield Beach Golf Course in January.

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Choose Peace/Stop Violence Pledge

A pledge, as you know, is a promise.  When you pledge or promise to do something, you have given your word.

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Four students win in the first Choose Peace Challenge

The most successful ideas are those that begin with personal commitment and grow among like-minded individuals. Change trickles up in a grassroots movement, not down from government, officials or leaders. That’s the power behind Choose Peace, Stop Violence – the change in attitude, behaviors and expectations about violence is happening at the most fundamental level; our youth.

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Do You Know What Bullying Is?

Check in with “Trouble” and learn how bullying hurts everyone.  Trouble learns his lesson in this video.

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Just ASK.

Tuesday, June 21 is National ASK Day. “Is there a dog in your house?” Parents don’t think twice about asking their neighbors or friends about dogs, pools and other concerns about the safety of the play environment for their kids.  

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Will Your Future to be Bright

Florida’s Youth Crime Watch director Terry Allen Jones charged students at the Agents of Change Youth Summit to accept responsibility for and take control of their futures.

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Agents of Change Youth Summit

More than 300 middle school students from across Broward County attended the “Agents of Change” Youth Summit on May 20 at Broward College and will become catalysts to improve the lives of their fellow students.   Whether it is bullying, gang activity, or criminal acts, youth violence and victimization has continued to be a growing concern for our entire community. Only by working together as a community can these serious issues be addressed.

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Youth Gangs

Gang activity in the United States is not always the way that the media portrays it. Gang violence is not restricted to inner city settings, nor is it simply the activity of minority groups. There are gangs in cities, suburbs, and even small town America and the violence that many of these gangs encourage and participate in is costing far too many lives.

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