Youth leadership day brings community together to reduce violence in the Bronx
In Joyce Kilmer park, The Bronx Leadership & Organizing Center held its first-ever youth leadership day to counteract youth violence in the borough.
"We want the kids to know that they are leaders in the community and we're here to support them," said Aleciah Anthony, director of community engagement of the Bronx Defenders.
The BLOC is made up of more than 30 local organizations collaborating together. Easy Living Shelter is one of them, with a goal is keep the youth on the right track.
"The more we get the youth involved, the more we do for the youth, the more we show them then the more likely it is that there successful," said Easy Living Shelter CEO Naquawn Hallback.