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City of Akron Seeking New PeaceMakers


City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of stephanie york
Published: 06-03-2015

          The Akron PeaceMakers, a youth civic/anti-crime program of the City of Akron Mayor’s Office, is seeking new members.

          “We are looking for teens who want to take an active role in keeping Akron viable and are committed to service,” said Willa Keith, the program’s coordinator.  “Twenty-two members graduated from high school this June and we need to grow and replace them.”

          In the past year, PeaceMakers have provided over 5,000 hours of service to local organizations and have gain national attention for their “You and the Law” campaign which provides guidelines for teens on interacting with law enforcement.

          Teens residing in the Greater Akron area and who will be entering 9th through 12th this fall are eligible to apply.   Two orientations are offered on July 21-24 or August 4-7. The deadline for applications is July 20.

          Application forms are available online at

For more information, call Willa Keith at 330-375-2712 or Billy Soule at 330-375-2660 or send email to [email protected].



For further information, contact:
stephanie york
communications director
Phone: 330-375-2345
E-mail: [email protected]

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