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Richmond, VA -Community Outreach Director and Multi-Media Personality Clovia “Miss Community” Lawrence of Radio One Richmond: WKJS (99.3/105.7 Kiss FM) WCDX (iPower 92.1/104.1) & WPZZ (Praise 104.7 FM) presents Richmond’s 9th Annual community forum for teens Saturday, September 10,  2016 12 noon to 3 p.m. at Trinity Family Life Center 3601 Richmond, VA 23222. Clovia, Kiss Fm and iPower Fm personalities and special guests will guide an audience of Richmond Area youth who are encouraged to voice their concerns and to be self expressed. A diverse panel of professionals, local citizens, counselors, along with an audience of their peers will be in attendance. Brought to you by Miss Community Clovia, Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA), Rolling For Freedom-R4F, Toothbeary Pediatric Denistry, metroPCS, McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Radio One Inc.

Miss Community’s dynamic speakers will open the forum with teens sharing their experiences ranging from family conflict, social media, sexual abuse, juvenile justice, self-esteem challenges to stories of redemption, forgiveness and hope. Distinguished panelists include: Rob GPA Edwards poet, author and founder of P.E.A.C.E Clothing, Sixteen Year Old Varina High School student and entrepreneur Maya Criss, Emanuel “Von” Johnson, certified barber and motivational speaker, David Amir, fashion consultant and teen motivational speaker, James “JB” Braxton, Community Outreach Director for Centura College, motivational speaker and docuFilm producer, Tasha Moore Social Worker and founder of Her Enterprises with a testimony, and Marci Williams founder and CEO of Kollege & Kareer 4 Youth.

Recording Artist Young Prince Charles will perform live at Teen Forum 2016 #teenforumRVA

“Last year’s forum revealed that some area teens find themselves frustrated, defeated and misunderstood in a world governed by adults who may be out of touch with today’s stresses. The media’s depiction of today’s young adult is frequently one of a self-centered, materialistic, disrespectful teen barely concerned with matters that don’t directly benefit them” said Miss Community.

Unique to this teen forum, is that parents, guardians and adults may attend only as silent spectators. True to the principal objective of “Listen Up Parents! Teens Are Talking” this event affords teenagers the opportunity for honest expression among peers and professionals without judgment but with guidance and understanding.

Quotes from 2015 Teen Forum participants:

Kayla -“I love these, because we are really letting out how we feel” Velencia-” I think this is a good idea to open up our PARENTS minds” Michael -“Awesome” Damon-I thought this event was off the chain”

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