Another packed gym, more passionate discussions, but this time it was all about kids like Jaylor Lindsey just beginning their journeys through Chattanooga schools.
'We do math, social studies, recess, lunch. We do everything." said Lindsey.
Though Jaylor wasn't exactly sure what the grown ups were talking about, Chattanooga Mayor Elect Andy Berke and more than 400 other residents were passionate about making sure he and the rest of city's youth have bright futures.
"It's time for all of us, parents and non profits, churches and government, to come together and build a plan that says for every child in this city, how can we give them the opportunity to grow and achieve in the future," Berke said.
Most of the panel focused on education, but say it's important to look further than just the schools.
"Schools have taken on so many responsibilities of the community. We think it's their responsibility. Schools are serving the breakfast, working on healthy snacks, working with teen parents, dealing with the bullying. Those are jobs communities can do." said STEM Teacher Edna Varner.
Berke says he was pleased to see young faces mixed in the crowd.
"We can ask them as well, how is it that we can better serve you and what is it that you're willing to do to build this youth development in out community," said Berke.
Students like Carlisha and Darby serve as perfect examples of how youth helping youth can go a long way.
Darby mentored Carlisha to help her enter the regional science fair.
"She placed first in her category and then she won third grand prize for the whole junior fair which is very impressive," Darby said.
"I do not think I would've achieved this without her,: said Carlisha.
It may be a complex puzzle, but the forum showed the determination to solve it.
"It feels really great to know that even when I leave Chattanooga for College that there's still gonna be something rolling it in motion and that Chattanooga's gonna keep getting better and better," said Emily Eichenthal.