Our speaker was Rotarian Roy Ray, Executive Director of Rotary Family Youth Initiative (FYI). In many cases Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) disrupt the normal brain development process in young children. ACEs can, if not prevented or mitigated, make children, youth, and young adults prone to experience emotional, cognitive, and behavioral difficulties for the remainder of their lives, and even reduce quality of and shorten their lives by as much as 15-20 years. 67% of the population have at least one ACE. 1/8th of the population have more than 4 ACEs. Our district has initiated this project of creating awareness of ACEs in the schools and surrounding communities. It will be done with the help of Parents, Pastors, Principals, Police, Proprietors, Politicians, and other community Partners, assisted and facilitated by Rotarians.