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west garfield park youth council  Launches Campaign to reduce underage drinking, substance abuse  and senseless violence in the in west garfield Park and austin communities. 

west garfield park youth council Outreach

Some of the youth from the West Garfield Youth Council participated in the "911 Youth" event on Sunday, July 27 at Lively Stone Baptist Church.This event included praise dancing, singing hip hop, spoken word, and inspirational R&B songs. Everyone that participated had a lovely time and enjoyed meeting and greeting other youth for the same purpose which is to promote a better community and keep the drugs and children off the street.

Bridging the Inter-Generational Gap to Promote a Safe and Drug Free Community

dwayne mullen, 2016 sgt. of arms of the west garfield park youth council.

David Elam, 2016 president emertius of the west garfield park youth council.

Steven Lewis, 2016 vice-president of the west garfield park youth council.

Darius Hillsman, 2016 Parliamentarian of the west garfield park youth council. 


Join Us!

Our West Garfield Park Youth Council meetings are held every Monday at 4:30pm, where we discuss trending youth topics and how to promote a violence and drug free community!

TUNE IN!

Every Thursday night at 7:00pm the West Garfield Park Youth Council hosts a television show on CAN TV (Channel 21). 

newly elected officers of the west garfield park youth council for year 2016

Vernisha Jones, 2016 president of the west garfield park youth council.

jasmine mayfield, 2016 treasurer of the west garfield park youth council.

west garfield Park Youth Leaders are joined with Chicago Teen Inspirational singer: Darion baker 

Youth Leaders : Vernisha Jones (left) and Jackie Lawson (right) participated in the "911 Youth" event and were pictured with a Chicago Inspirational Teen Singer; Darion Baker (18). Him and two other male teens, Donte Smith (19) and Elliot Foster (19) join their voices together to Promote a Safe and Drug Free Community for everyone. It's all about the youth, Darion states.

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kianna spearman, 2016 secretary of the west garfield park youth council.

"We Are young people, bridging the gaps, empowering our peers and making a difference in the community"


"remember we can't be, what we can't see - Show us your faith - in your work"









































 YOUTH LEADERSHIP


The West Garfield Park Youth Leadership Council is comprised of thirty (30) youth from the community who plan activities and events that address the key needs and concerns facing their peers and community.


2015 Youth Council  Leadership: David Elam - President, Vernisha Jones - 1st Vice-President, Steven Lewis, 2nd Vice-President, Kianna Spearman - Secretary, Jasmine Mayfield - Treasurer, Dwayne Mullen - Sergeant Of Arms, Darius Hillsman - Parliamentarian, plus working committees which include the following:


  • Planning & Governance
  • Fundraising & Special Events
  • Advocacy & Listening
  • Marketing/Public Relations
  • Public Safety



Promoting Drug-Free and Non-Violence activities within the West Garfield Park Community ...


Getting the message out is important to us on all types of Violence and Drug-Free Prevention strategies,we  continuously promote the following topics in our community:


  • Preventing All Forms of Substance Abuse
  • School and Gang Violence
  • Anti-Bullying/Cyber Bullying
  • Teen Dating Awareness
  • Avoid being a Victim of Peer Pressure
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Youth Empowering Our Community
  • How to Promote a Drug-Free Community
  • Mentoring Our Future Leaders