Monday, June 01, 2015

SPD Chief O'Toole to Visit Denny Middle School Today

From SPS Communications:

Seattle Police chief talks safety with middle school students

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole will visit Denny International Middle School’s Youth Ambassador (YA) class this afternoon.

 The class, facilitated by Lori Markowitz and Denny staff Mathew Riippa, emphasizes peer mentorship, leadership and compassion. The YA’s are currently culminating their acts of compassion projects. The scholars felt compelled to explore issues of student safety by writing a grant to help promote safety awareness. In preparation for the Chief O’Toole’s visit, the YA’s surveyed approximately 150 eighth graders to acquire a sample of youth opinions on how they feel safe in their neighborhood as well as questions and comments they would want to share with the chief.

 This will be a great opportunity for the Seattle Police Department and students to share ideas and create visions for the community.