News Release - ROC My Brother’s Keeper to Host Youth Peace Summit

 City of Rochester  

 News Release

(Thursday, March 23, 2023) – The City of Rochester and Rochester City School District’s ROC MBK Program will host a Youth Peace Summit from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Monroe Community College Downtown Campus, 321 State St.

Young men and women from the city’s neighborhoods will share insights and observations regarding the community’s ongoing struggle with violent crime, articulate top concerns from their perspective and recommend potential solutions.  The City of Rochester’s Youth Voice One Vision, the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council, and the RCSD’s Student Leadership Congress as well as other local youth groups were a part of the planning for this event.

ROC MBK is a collaborative effort between New York State, the City of Rochester, the RCSD and local community agencies that focuses on the creation of sustainable pathways for young people with an emphasis on males of color. ROC MBK is a member of the national My Brothers Keeper alliance, which was launched in 2014 by President Barack Obama and transitioned to the Chicago-based Obama Foundation.

The event is open to all youth. Adults are welcome to stay for the event however, only youth will be able to participate in the Summit. Doors open at 9 a.m. and free parking is available in Lot AA on Morrie Silver Way.

Sponsoring agencies include the City Department of Recreation and Human Services; RCSD; Monroe Community College; the Rochester Police Department, the Monroe County Youth Bureau, IBERO American Action League, and the office of Monroe County Legislator Ricky Frazier.

Residents seeking more information can call Coordinator of Roc MBK Initiatives George Warren at (585) 428-7938 or email George.Warren@CityofRochester.Gov.