Youth events to promote peace happening Oct. 15-20

Join us and partners in celebrating Week Without Violence, a national YWCA campaign to raise awareness about issues relating to youth violence in communities around the country. This year, we’re celebrating with a Week for Peace, featuring youth events to promote peace, awareness and fun.

SPR Week for Peace activities are:

Suicide Prevention Workshop

Youth-led workshop to promote mental health and suicide prevention. Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Meadowbrook Teen Life Center. Free.

Community Talk Back Night

Join 206 Forward and FIUTS to share food and conversation with youth leaders from Peru and Bolivia. Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Rainier Beach Community Center. Free.

Party 4 Peace

Indoor block party for peace with BBQ, basketball, games, raffle and prizes. This is a city-wide event and we welcome participants from across the city and young people from all community centers. Friday, Oct. 19 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Rainier Beach Community Center. Free.

Remember Me Young Dance Show

PRICEarts dance production addressing teen suicide and honoring the life of Jonah Payne. Saturday, Oct. 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center. The first 20 people who sign up through the Garfield Teen Life Center to attend the show will receive free tickets. Tickets are $15 and available for sale through PRICEarts here.

For more information about events, how to sign up, or transportation, contact Seattle Parks and Recreation’s teen unit at 206-255-6741 or email meghan.patino@seattle.gov.

Week for Peace is supported by Seattle Parks and Recreation, Boys and Girls Clubs of King County, FIUTS, PRICEarts, 206 Forward, Rainier Beach: A Beautiful Safe Place for Youth, and Aaron Brooks Drills and Skills Program.