This session will explore and explain why community organizations such as Pathways to Peace are important in the lives of African American youth, and how such organizations impact their communities. Attendees will gain an understanding of Pathways’ goals, as well as the resources it offers to teens and young adults. Programs like Pathways to Peace will allow African American youth to build a positive relationship in their community, as well as assist them in facing the challenges they suffer each day in Rochester and abroad.
Ms. Christal Dewberry is a junior at The College at Brockport double majoring in criminal justice and sociology with a minor in African & African American Studies. Ms. Dewberry holds several leadership positions at the College as a Peer Mentor for LAUNCH, member of the Leadership Development Program, an Orientation Leader, a Welcome Week Assistant, and a C-Step/McNair scholar. Not only is she commitment within the Brockport community, but also in her local community as an intern for Pathways to Peace, an organization in the Rochester area that supports at-risk teens in the inner city.