The Stand and Serve Central Corridor Initiative (SSCCI) is one of those things that makes communities stronger and makes people want to get involved. Peer Solutions is an Arizona-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization helping to bring awareness to this campaign. “This is a youth-led and youth-facilitated coalition of organizations, schools, students, families and community members committed to cultivating a safe, healthy and respectful community. The goals of the Initiative are to mobilize the communities along the metro light rail to develop and adopt strategies that cultivate positive social norms while preventing the onset of substance abuse, suicide, depression, oppression, child abuse, sexual, family, dating, school gang and gun violence, homelessness, vandalism, criminality and the subsequent negative effects.”
I was glad to have been contacted by a friend today to help raise awareness for this campaign which is being run by Peer Solutions, the Arizona Governor’s Office, the Arizona Department of Economic Security, METRO light rail and Stand and Serve clubs across the central corridor. The SSCCI is an opportunity for young people, multiple city governments, redevelopment entities, businesses, schools and families along the entire light rail line to cultivate a safe, healthy and respectful community on and around the light rail system. When talking about this 20 mile stretch that we at Rail Life have called a “city within cities,” Peer Solutions mentions the vision for the area is for the rail line to facilitate “the creation of a new connected, urban core, dotted with knowledge-based clusters including universities, places of worship, museums, sports arenas and more” which will be the foundation of a new lifestyle in Arizona where people can truly live, work and play.
If you are an individual or organization along the line and would like to be heard by adding insight, expertise or suggestions, please take a few minutes to:
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You can also get involved by attending their monthly meetings at the Phoenix Library.
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