Students travel to the other Washington

Students travel to the other Washington
Posted on 02/09/2017
Youth in Washington DCThe Franklin Pierce Youth Coalition from Franklin Pierce Schools, in conjunction with Franklin Pierce Youth First, had an opportunity today to meet with members of the United States Congress to discuss concerns about the Franklin Pierce community. The students are attending a drug prevention conference in Washington, D.C. this week.

Students from Franklin Pierce Schools articulated concerns and efforts related to the drug issues in the Franklin Pierce community. They advocated for support for more funding for prevention programs, family-friendly infrastructure, and more deputies and resources for Pierce County Sheriff's Department. They recommended tougher responses to "low profile" criminal activities, increase in community policing, and stricter rules and regulations (with prevention in mind) for marijuana dispensaries.