Monday, July 9, 2012

Press Release - Milton Youth Coalition

Below is a press release from Milton Police Lieutenant John Conger about the Milton Youth Coalition and their initiatives.

Our agency is proud to announce our partnership with local officials, both elected and non-elected, school district officials and community members in the Milton Youth Coalition. Our mission is to support the youth in our community in making safe and responsible decisions. Our current focus is on Bullying and the negative impacts it is having on our community. 

We are currently planning upcoming events that will focus on this topic, including a community-wide picnic which will be held on September 7, 2012 at Northside Intermediate School. Further announcements will be made, as event details are finalized. The Coalition is also announcing the continuation this coming school year of the “Bully Patrols” in the areas of Northside and the Milton Middle School. These patrols are staffed by high school students on a volunteer basis. Their presence last year helped significantly reduce the Bullying behavior that was taking place in those areas after school. 

We are also announcing our “Lunch With A Cop” program which will be put in place next school year at Northside Intermediate School. The idea of the program is to have local law enforcement officials go into random classrooms to have lunch with the students, in hopes of opening up a dialogue with them about Bullying, and the steps they can take to prevent it. 

Our coalition is determined to make our “Anti-Bullying” message an ongoing one through such activities and other promotional materials. 

Tomorrow night will be our community’s first opportunity to have a public dialogue on this topic. Azatos Family Karate will hold an anti-bullying seminar, free of charge, on Tuesday, July 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Extreme Fitness building, 525 College St., Suite 2. The program is geared toward ages 7 years old and up.

For further information going forward, you are invited to “Friend” our Facebook page at 

Live The Milton Way: NO BULLYING, Safe in our schools, and safe in our community.