Winners of the Youth Violence Prevention Week Elementary School Poster Contest Unveiled

Winners of the Youth Violence Prevention Week Elementary School Poster Contest Unveiled: Today, Friday, March 20, 2015, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans stopped by the Tynan Elementary School in South Boston to announce and celebrate - not only the winners of the Youth Violence Prevention Week Poster Contest - but everybody who participated. Today’s poster contest is one of many anti-violence themed activities and events planned for young people in celebration of & recognition of National Youth Violence Prevention Week. The theme for this year’s contest focused on the need for young people to take a strong stand against violence and the posters certainly reinforced that message. Commissioner Evans and Chris Byner of the BCYF (Boston Centers for Youth & Families) announced the winners. Congratulations to Nina & Neha Kumar and Jamali Price-Wade.

Said Commissioner William Evans: “I want to congratulate and commend all of the kids who participated in this year’s poster contest. In my mind, everybody who participated is a winner and I think they all did a great job. One of the posters I looked at emphasized the need for young people to be nice to each other, to encourage one another and look out for each other and that’s a poster with a lesson we can all learn and benefit from.” Special thanks to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Boston Police Department, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Boston Centers for Youth & Families, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department and the Boston Police Athletic/Activities League for their support.

To learn more about Youth Violence Prevention Week activities and events, please visit www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf/programs and click on: Youth Standing Strong Against Violence.