CITY TO HOST LATINO EVENT FOR YOUTH AND FAMILIES (City of Rochester News Release - 03/19/2008)
The City’s Pathways to Peace Office will host a Latino-themed event, “Abriendo Caminos…Un Dia con Pathways,” (Opening Pathways) for youth and their families 12 noon -- 5 p.m., Sat. March 29 at the North St. Community Center, 700 North St.
“It is critical that we are relentless in reaching out to youngsters and their families with our message of peace and showing them alternatives to the streets,” said Mayor Robert Duffy. “Our Latino population is growing and we invite families to come and get the information they need to help ensure their kids have healthy growth and development. We must let them know that there is hope for a lifetime of achievement.”
The event, co-sponsored by Threshold Center for Youth, the Puerto Rican Youth Development agency, and the Rochester Hispanic Youth Baseball League, will provide participants an opportunity to access positive alternatives to gangs, drugs and violence. There will also be a showcase of young, local talent.
Pathways to Peace is part of the City’s comprehensive effort to improve public safety by offering intervention and monitoring of youth. The primary goal is to reduce youth related violence in the city. Street level outreach workers go into targeted neighborhoods to assess the needs of youth, network with available resources and link at risk youth to appropriate services.
For more information, contact the Pathways to Peace office at 428-8804.