to Meet with Students in Anti-Gang Violence Program


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010

July 20, 2004

 

MEDIA ADVISORY
Braddock District Supervisor and School Board Member to Meet with Students in Anti-Gang Violence Program

 

When: Wednesday, July 21, 10:30 a.m. (session will last approximately one-half hour)

Where: Annandale Terrace Elementary School, 7604 Herald Street, Annandale *

Who: Sharon Bulova, supervisor, Braddock District and Tessie Wilson, Braddock District member of the Fairfax County Public School Board

What: Question and answer session with school children

Why: To talk to fifth-grade children about gangs and gang violence. Bulova and Wilson
will also hold a question and answer session with the children.

Background: “Get Real About Violence” is a special summer program designed to teach fifth-
grade children at Annandale Terrace Elementary School gang refusal and
resiliency skills. The program is a joint project of Annandale Terrace, the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board and the Department of Community and Recreation Services. The anti-violence program runs from 10:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the school’s summer intersession, July 6 - 22. (Annandale Terrace is a year-round school.) The program is free, and transportation is being provided to and from the Fairmont Gardens apartment complex. For additional information on the Annandale Terrace anti-violence program, contact Evan Braff, Fairfax County Department of Community and Recreation Services, at 703-324-5650, TTY 703-222-9693.

* Reporters should check in at the main school office for directions to the classroom. Be prepared to show your media credentials.


 

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