Making a Difference: Commissioner Evans' Speech Highlights the Kick Off of the John Hancock MLK Summer Scholars Program

On Tuesday, June 16, 2016, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans and Mayor Martin J. Walsh were among the speakers who addressed a vibrant crowd of young people at the John Hancock building on Congress Street in Boston to promote the MLK Summer Scholars Program. The program provides meaningful summer work experience and personal development opportunities to six hundred Boston area teens at sixty-five non-profit sites throughout the city.  Commissioner Evans thanked the sponsors of the program and applauded the teens in attendance stating, “Your being here today shows that you’re ready to step up for your communities and that you want the chance to grow as a person. I want you to have a great summer and I hope this program helps you moving forward. When I was growing up in the city, these were the types of programs that really made a difference in my life.”