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UFCF after school program Future Leader United Community Involvement

December 22nd, 2016

There was a Pine Hills Public Safety Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. In which the after school program Future Leaders United (FLU)  worked extremely hard to prepare for, looking up the statistics in the Pine Hills community. As they are extremely concerned with what is happening to their community they finally said enough is enough and spoke out against what is going on. Representatives President, Julien O'Neil and Senator, Arry Rendel held interviews with a News 13 reporter to discuss their discomfort with what is happening. Also discussing how the after school program they are in has saved their lives.

Below is the Article that News 13 Wrote on these wonderful students 

After a spike in violent crime, members of the Pine Hills community held a town hall meeting Wednesday night.

Members of the Pine Hills community met Wednesday night
Students from Evans High School joined the discussion
Community policing, sending in tips were discussed
Residents packed the room at the Barnett Park Administration Building to discuss solutions to the increasing violence.

Among the crowd were students from Evans High School. They’re part of an after school group called Future Leaders United. Students said they felt they needed to add their insight in order to see change in their community.

The group’s president said he’s lived in Pine Hills his whole life, and he’s seen the crime slowly increase year after year.

“When I grew up here, there wasn’t a lot of that and then all of a sudden it was months in between months, then weeks, and now like days and hours,” said Julien O’Neil. “And, it is very unsettling.”

After school programs were a major part of Wednesday night’s discussion. Members of the Pine Hills community also discussed community policing, sending in tips about crime before it happens, and for people to be willing to come forward if they witness crime.
— News 13 Article http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2016/12/22/pine_hills_residents.html
Pine Hills Public Safety Town Hall Meeeting 12/21/16 From Left to  right, President of UFCF Sandra Fatmi, Taylor Nguyen, Commissioner Victoria Siplin (District 6), Darius Flores, Arry Rendel, Commissioner Bryan Nelson, President of FLU Julien O'Neil, Christelle Suffrena, First VP/Treasure UFCF Dennis Hall.

Pine Hills Public Safety Town Hall Meeeting 12/21/16

From Left to  right, President of UFCF Sandra Fatmi, Taylor Nguyen, Commissioner Victoria Siplin (District 6), Darius Flores, Arry Rendel, Commissioner Bryan Nelson, President of FLU Julien O'Neil, Christelle Suffrena, First VP/Treasure UFCF Dennis Hall.