Work continues in Homer to eliminate violent behavior

My heart goes out to the Palmer family and community shocked by their tragic loss of a young life. A few years ago a preventable event brought the community of Homer together to address the behavior of violence. The work continues today.

Green Dot Alaska trainers are educating the community on safe bystander intervention. The City of Homer employees and police officers, Homer High and Flex students and teachers, as well as bartenders, civic groups, businesses and individuals have all been trained. You have made a difference. Thank you.

The R.E.C. Room and Peer Educators are teaching teens healthy relationships and helping them to make positive choices. Guest presenters in the middle and high schools are teaching healthy relationships and consent. Social and emotional learning to protect our youth at the middle school is ongoing. Girls On the Run teaches girls in grades third-fifth healthy lifestyle decisions — nutritious eating, exercise, looking out for each other and knowing they are beautiful just the way they are! Lots of time and commitment by coaches, volunteers and parents that support our youth all contribute to a healthy community. Thank you.

I know there is still more work to do, but thank you Homer for making the commitment that one is too many and everyone deserves to be safe.

Sherry Stead

Work continues in Homer to eliminate violent behavior

My heart goes out to the Palmer family and community shocked by their tragic loss of a young life. A few years ago a preventable event brought the community of Homer together to address the behavior of violence. The work continues today.

Green Dot Alaska trainers are educating the community on safe bystander intervention. The City of Homer employees and police officers, Homer High and Flex students and teachers, as well as bartenders, civic groups, businesses and individuals have all been trained. You have made a difference. Thank you.

The R.E.C. Room and Peer Educators are teaching teens healthy relationships and helping them to make positive choices. Guest presenters in the middle and high schools are teaching healthy relationships and consent. Social and emotional learning to protect our youth at the middle school is ongoing. Girls On the Run teaches girls in grades third-fifth healthy lifestyle decisions — nutritious eating, exercise, looking out for each other and knowing they are beautiful just the way they are! Lots of time and commitment by coaches, volunteers and parents that support our youth all contribute to a healthy community. Thank you.

I know there is still more work to do, but thank you Homer for making the commitment that one is too many and everyone deserves to be safe.

Sherry Stead

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