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Roe believes there should be more positive interactions between at-risk youth and local authority figures.

Who are they/what inspired them to start this project. For example, Roe grew up in some rough neighborhoods in Chattanooga. She describes herself as a nerd or a weird kid. Her brother, raised in the same home, went down a rough path. Roe had a great experience with a police officer helping her apply to college. She now has a young, black, son that she worries about. How can you ask her questions in the interview that would pull all of this out, even if you didn't know it? //  Donec ac fringilla turpis. Maecenas non leo laoreet, condimentum lorem nec, vulputate massa. Nullam sit amet nisi condimentum erat iaculis auctor. In sit amet felis malesuada, feugiat purus eget, varius mi.

What their project is/why it matters. Roe's project is PLAY (Police Leadership and Youth). She hosts sporting events to get at-risk youth and authority figures interacting in positive ways. How many has she had so far? Why is this an important issue? What is it impacting? // Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Mauris id fermentum nulla. Mauris egestas at nibh nec finibus. Donec eget risus diam. Nulla eu pretium massa. Nullam sit amet nisi condimentum erat iaculis auctor. In sit amet felis malesuada, feugiat purus eget, varius mi. 

What has happened since Causeway, and what's next? With her grant money Roe hosted a flag football tournament. Since then she has hosted several other events and the Police Department has been asking her to come on staff and run this program internally, with their funding, because she has access and trust build in the community that they do not have yet. She recently organized an advisory committee with some big names... who's on it? Causeway gave her an opportunity to run a test of her idea, and the credibility she needed to be recognized by the police department. From the outside it looks like we funded a one-time flag football tournament, but you can see how that is turning into something much bigger. Where does she see PLAY in 5 years?

 

How can more opportunities to play create a stronger city?

Roenesha Anderson won $3000 through the Play Challenge in the fall of 2015. Her project, also called PLAY (Police Leadership and Youth), helps create positive interactions between at-risk youth and local authority figures.