Safe & Sound Hillsborough Partners with Dr. Carter G. Woodson Middle School for 3rd Annual Stop the Violence Walk

Tampa, Fla. – As youth continue to use their voices to be heard, students, teachers and community partners will gather together this Saturday for the 3rd Annual Stop the Violence Community Walk at Dr. Carter G. Woodson Middle School. This year, over 200 youth and residents are anticipated to participate.

The event will begin with a vendor fair while students complete posters and signs created for the event. Bubbles will be released to honor the lives lost in the Parkland Shooting as well as those that have been lost in Hillsborough County to gun violence. The participants will then walk a course beyond the middle school to neighboring Rowlett Park to enjoy food and music. 

3rd Annual Stop the Violence Community Walk

Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:00am Event Begins

Dr. Carter G. Woodson Middle School
8715 N 22nd St, Tampa, FL 33604

Sammecia L. Bagley
Safe & Sound Hillsborough

EVENT DAY:                        
Freddy Barton

About Safe & Sound Hillsborough

Established in 2013, Safe & Sound Hillsborough, was created as an initiative to transform the way local policymakers address violence. This initiative shifts policy from a public safety to a public health model and aligns community and professional stakeholders to develop a comprehensive prevention and intervention approach. The collaboration includes the mayors and police departments of Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace; the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office; the School Board of Hillsborough County; the 13th Judicial Circuit Court; the State Attorney’s Office; the Public Defender’s Office; Hillsborough County government; the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County; the Health Department; the University of South Florida; and numerous agencies and faith-based organizations that do vital work in our community.