NEWS RELEASE
Office of Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr.


May 1, 2001 Media Inquiries: Sean Caine 410-576-6357

CURRAN KICKS OFF YOUTH LISTENING TOUR AT FREDERICK’S URBANA HIGH SCHOOL
banner says Maryland Youth Forum Attorney General Curran and State Superintendent of Schools Nancy Grasmick at Youth Forum

Baltimore - Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., announced today that he will conduct the first event of a statewide Youth Listening Tour at Urbana High School in Frederick on Wednesday, May 2 at 1 p.m. The goal of the program is to help improve the response to the problems faced by young people in Maryland, by listening to kids talk about a range of issues, such as juvenile crime, substance abuse, the Internet, and bullying in school. The themes and ideas that evolve from these meetings will be used to formulate and underscore the need for new policy initiatives.

"For many years, well-intentioned people have been telling our young people what they need based on their perceptions of the problems kids face," Attorney General Curran said. "As times change, so do the problems and it is time for us to listen and let the children tell us exactly what it is they are up against so that our response more precisely addresses their needs."

Attorney General Curran will be joined by State Superintendent of Schools Nancy S. Grasmick and Frederick County Schools Superintendent Jack D. Dale, at Wednesday’s discussion with middle and high school students from around Frederick County.

WHAT: YOUTH LISTENING TOUR
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 1 P.M.
WHERE: URBANA HIGH SCHOOL, 3471 CAMPUS DRIVE, IJAMSVILLE

 

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