Stop needless acts of Violence Please conducted its second meeting discussing ways they can reach children before they get into trouble. During the last meeting about 25 people, split into groups assigned to a specific topic — youth, parents, community, and violence — and were directed to come up with ways to address each one. Mike Bowers, worked with the group assigned to youth, he pointed out there should be an emphasis on reaching children by third grade. Any child falling behind would be assigned a mentor to try to help them. Emily Schott assigned to the parent group brought up the need for education for Parents. Zoia Martin noted parent classes are offered by the United Way and Southeast Hospital. SNAP was started by Felice Roberson as a call to stop violence in south Cape Girardeau. Roberson’s son, Quinton Combs, was slain on South Frederick Street in November. She one of her main concerns is most of the people in the vicinity where her son was shot would not talk to the police.