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Video: Social Media, Parent Responsibility Discussed at Youth Issues Meeting

Heights Community Congress hosted a second meeting to discuss youth issues in Cleveland Heights

Heights Community Congress hosted about youth issues in Cleveland Heights at the Monday night.

The , which Heights Libraries also organized, was scheduled just a few weeks after the , when crowds of youth filled the streets, some refused to leave and 16 teens were arrested for fighting.

The discussion Monday night centered around three main topics: social media and how the community can use it in a positive way; parent and adult responsibility; and race relations.

Three panelists led the discussion and answered questions, and attendees also asked questions and provided their input. Less than 50 people attended Monday’s meeting, which was a small group compared to the hundreds that crowded the  event in July. 

Michael Walker, executive director of Partnership for a Safer Cleveland, James Box, University Heights resident and project director, community outreach for the City of Cleveland’s Community Relations Board and Malik Bacchus, a junior at  were the featured panelists. 

Cleveland Heights Patch captured moments from Monday’s dialogue on video. This is the first in a series of videos from the discussion, which centers on what people said about parent and adult responsibility. Look for more videos throughout the week.  

The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Libraries, Centers for Families and Children, Civic Commons, Heights Youth Club, Reaching Heights, Partnership for a Safer Cleveland and Open Doors Academy also supported the event. 

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