Community Speakers at Meetings
September: Orrville's Chief of Police Matt Birkbeck discussed their efforts to work with youth instead of putting them straight into the system.
October: OHS Principal Tim Adams spoke about how much he appreciates Turning Point Coalition; the recent reduction of vaping in the school, and the difficulties they have had to overcome during Covid.
November: Sharon, our youth chair, spoke about our youth Coalition, RAPA. We have 15-17 youth in regular attendance at RAPA meetings. Most of them are very engaged, and the group has done several events over the school year.
December: Josh Hunt of Medway DEA spoke about the current drug trends in Orrville and some new technology that saves hours of employee time by filtering through "dead" footage.
January: Drew S., a recovery coach at OneEighty, spoke about the importance of providing peer support for those in recovery.
February: Yuta Nitanai, Diversity Outreach Coordinator at OneEighty, spoke on diversity, equity, and inclusion.