Healing Futures Summer Program Graduation This Evening

July 30, 2015
High School Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors to Present Projects on Injury and Violence Prevention

The Healing Futures Fellowship will graduate its fourth class of youth ambassadors for change this evening. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Metro Department of Public health and Wellness at 400 E. Gray St.

The Healing Futures Fellowship was established in 2012 after three people were tragically shot to death and three others were wounded with in a two hour period on May 17, 2012. This event was also the catalyst to establish the Violence Prevention Work Group and the city’s Office of Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods.

The Healing Futures Fellowship summer program introduces high school students from neighborhoods throughout Louisville to public health methodology in the study of violence prevention and other community issues. The six-week program includes both field work and classroom discussion.

This evening’s graduation will include 6 minute-long presentations by the students on Injury and Violence Prevention, Health Equity, the Environment, Racial Healing and the Media.