Another remarkable Let’s Talk event is now behind us, underscoring a fundamental truth: teenagers are eager to share their thoughts, concerns, and inspirations if given the opportunity to speak and be heard. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who made this event possible.
A special thanks to Reggie Bellamy and the Palmetto Youth Center for graciously allowing us to use their space once again.
The Good News Grillers, your hot dogs were not only delicious but added a delightful touch to our event.
The Palmetto Police Department, thank you for providing us with scrumptious sides and refreshing drinks.
Jeremiah's Italian Ice, your sweet treats were the perfect way to end our evening.
We are immensely grateful to our esteemed community partners: Drug Free Manatee, Hanley Foundation, Healthy Teens, Centerstone, and Take Stock in Children. Your presence and support played a pivotal role in empowering our local youth, demonstrating to them the significance of their perspectives and the power of their voices.
Most importantly, we express our deepest gratitude to all the parents, grandparents, caregivers, and brave teenagers who shared their invaluable insights, delicate emotions, and even grievances with one another. It is through these courageous conversations that deeper connections are forged, paving the way for understanding and empathy.