Gangs, fights also discussed in forum at advisory board meeting
by Robert Dongu | Staff Writer | Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Teens told the East County Citizens Advisory Board their side of the story last week on academics, gangs and school violence.
James Hubert Blake High School seniors Alex Blockner and Ryan Arrendell and Springbrook High school senior Malcolm Clyburn fielded questions from the board at the first county-sponsored Youth Forum. The forum was held at the Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center in Silver Spring, with board member Alfredda Payne serving as moderator. It was held by the board's outreach committee so the board could gain input from teenagers, a segment of the population from which the board doesn't often hear.