Episode | #029

Can a Haircut Prevent Youth Violence?

Last week Precious Lives traveled to Minneapolis. We learned about the City’s Blueprint for Action to Prevent Youth Violence. You might remember the former Minneapolis mayor RT Rybak, “Almost all the good work in youth violence prevention falls into four categories…” One: connect every young person with a trusted adult. Two: intervene at first sign of “at risk” behavior. Three: rejuvenate kids, don’t throw them away. And four: attack the culture of violence. This work happens in Milwaukee every day. A new effort speaks to all four violence prevention goals. And it centers around a haircut.

If you are interested in getting a haircut, volunteering, or supporting Barbershop Mondays by Safe and Sound, please contact Damian Smith - damien@safesound.org


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