Op-Ed: Maywood Youth Summit Poor in Attendance, but Rich in Solutions

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Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley, left, and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin listen to a young person share her opinions at a recent youth summit in Maywood. | Courtesy Barbara Cole

Op-EdSunday, August 7, 2016 || By Barbara Cole || OPINION 

Youth Takeover Maywood  was convened by Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin at Maywood Park District on Aug. 6. Despite the low youth turnout, the parents and concerned citizens in the room offered some compelling testimony.

Unfortunately, only a handful of policymakers from the entities listed as sponsors on the event flyer attended. The following is a list of 10 issues and solutions that came out of the meeting:

2 thoughts on “Op-Ed: Maywood Youth Summit Poor in Attendance, but Rich in Solutions”

  1. This are stepping stones to really get this thing rolling for the village of Maywood, to have the youth participate these activities. The most important thing is communication. It’s going to take the whole village to communicate and collaborate. Maybe we can do an old school “grassroots” and canvassing from door-to-door, because some citizens don’t have access to computers or the Internet.

  2. We need to really pay attention to what is happening in the neighborhood,, because people are being killed at a alarming rate.The youth is being used for political gain and God don’t care for that stuff.I read the news an someone was being killed down the block as this event was taking place. Once another event took place on June 30;another political showing. Two three days later another killing happen in neighborhood, is God speaking to us.

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