BPD Announces Upcoming 3rd Annual Boston Peace Rally in Celebration of National Youth Violence Prevention Week

Deputy Baston and participants at last year's peace rally

On Thursday, April 7, 2016 the Boston Police Department, in conjunction with the United States Attorney's Office, The Massachusetts Governor’s office, the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department, Boston Centers for Youth & Families, and Mass Housing will be hosting the 3rd Annual Boston Peace Rally in celebration of National Youth Violence Prevention Week. The weeklong national education initiative to raise awareness and to educate Boston students, teachers, school administrators, parents, and the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence begins on April 4th and the agencies listed above have collaborated to develop violence prevention themed contests for the youth in the City of Boston to celebrate this initiative. Winners will be announced at the Peace Rally on April 7th. All entries must be received by March 17, 2016.

Contests are as follows: 

  • Elementary School Students: Poster Contest 
  • Middle School Students: Poetry Contest 
  • High School Students: Hip Hop Video Contest 

On hand to present the winners with their prizes will be Governor Charlie Baker, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, Mayor Martin Walsh, Police Commissioner William Evans, D.A. Dan Conley, & Sheriff Steven Tompkins. Prizes include Red Sox tickets, Target giftcards, and more!  Jam’n 94.5 DJs will emcee the event and provide entertainment. All are welcome to attend this free event. 

All entry forms for the contests can be accessed here:  http://www.cityofboston.gov/images_documents/NYVPWContests2016_tcm3-50018.pdf