Join Us For the Screening of “YOUTH UNDER FIRE”
Today’s youth are confronted with an unprecedented amount of violence. This year, Kansas City is on pace to match its record of homicides set in 1993. How can we help create a Kansas City where youth feel safe and can thrive? In response to this question and the significant increase in violence in our community and across the country this year, we are debuting the documentary “Youth Under Fire" - The Fight Agains Violence!
Youth Under Fire examines the devastating trends and factors that are contributing to gun violence in Kansas City, mass shooting at schools, and gang violence on the streets of Los Angeles. In search of answers, this documentary highlights those closest to the problem, including gang members, victims, and experts committed to addressing underlying causes. Youth Under Fire features powerful accounts of hope and resilience, including the story of Higher M-Pact’s Founder & President, Tyrone Flowers.
We believe that the more we understand the factors contributing to youth violence, the more effective we can be in preventing the violence. After watching the documentary together and a discussion with a diverse panel of local youth, experts and community leaders. will educate and bring awareness to these factors, while strengthening our community to prevent violence among our youth. Also, we hope to raise funds to support our efforts to instill hope and equip high-risk urban youth and young adults with the relevant tools to increase their chances of being successful.
Our HONOREES!!! We are also excited to honor ALVIN BROOKS with the “Public Service Leadership Award” and MINDY CORPORON with the “Community Leadership Award” at the event. These community leaders make Kansas City a safer place for our youth through their selfless service and commitment to fighting crime, violence and hate.
Please join us and our Honorees! Bring your family members, friends, and colleagues and “Together let's Learn, Grow and Stop the VIOlENCE!”
6:00 PM - Sponsor Reception
6:00 PM - Doors Open
7:00 PM - Screening followed by Panel Discussion