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(Forging Links And Starting Synergy in Hough)

This community initiative is an effort of the Minority Youth Leadership Council and Community-Based youth-serving organizations. The primary purpose of the initiative is to develop community social norms that helps define acceptable behaviors for youth. The title of the initiative is Forging Links and Starting Synergy in Hough (FLASSH).

FLASSH Community Norms

  1. I will speak when entering the building - (Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him. ~African Proverb)

  2. I will not use profanity, including the use of the “N” Word - (Good words are food, bad words poison. ~Malagasy Proverb)

  3. I will not leave the group/building without permission - (He whose refuses to obey cannot command ~Kenyan Proverb)

  4. No inappropriate Physical Contact - (He who is destined for power does not have to fight for it. ~Ugandan Proverb)

  5. No Put Downs (Playing the Dozens) - (One camel does not make fun of the other camel's hump. ~Guinean Proverb)

  6. I will abide by the buildings cell phone usage rules! - (Those who waste time only hurt themselves. ~African Proverb)

  7. I will use the internet appropriately - (To protect an individual is to protect society. ~Zambian Proverb)

  8. No Verbal Insults - (If your mouth turns into a knife, it will cut off your lips. ~Rwandan Proverb)

  9. I will respect ALL adult staff - (The words of the elders are blessed. ~Maasai Proverb)

  10. No Use of Alcohol, Tobacco or other Drugs - (The rain does not recognize anyone as a friend; it drenches all equally. ~Igbo Proverb)

  11. No Drug Paraphernalia - (He whose refuses to obey cannot command ~Kenyan Proverb)

  12. No Inappropriate Attire - (Revealing, exposing body, sagging pants, depicting violence or drug use) - (Beautiful from behind, ugly in front. ~Uganda Proverb)

  13. No head gear for gentlemen in doors - (He whose refuses to obey cannot command ~Kenyan Proverb)

  14. No weapons - (The strong don't need clubs. ~Senegalese Proverb)

  15. I will respect my peers - (Hope resides in togetherness ~African Proverb)

  16. I will embrace Healthy behaviors and choices - (Not all the flowers of a tree produce fruit. ~Mauritanian Proverb)

We are Forging Links And Starting Synergy in Hough!

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