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COMING SOON: Harrisburg Teen Summit

Updated: May 19, 2022

Council member Jocelyn Rawls and the Kappa Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity are organizing an event called #OurLivesMatter, which will offer city youth a forum to engage in conversations with city police, Dauphin County judges and other community leaders.

The summit is being organized to give Harrisburg youth a chance to talk about the violence they’re witnessing and experiencing, which also impacts their friends and family, Rawls said. She added that she hopes a setting with open dialogue will lead to solutions on ways to curb the recent crime spike in the city.

The teen summit will take place Wednesday, May 18, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Camp Curtin Academy, 2900 N. 6th St., Harrisburg. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is needed, but there is a 100-person capacity limit.

Students from 11 to 21 years old who would like to be a panelist for the event are asked to contact Rawls at

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