BPD in the Community: Commissioner Gross Proudly Participates in the 4th Annual All-Star Anti-Violence Youth Summit

BPDinTheCommunity: Commissioner Gross Proudly Participates in the 4th Annual All-Star Anti-Violence Youth Summit:  Today, Sunday, April 28, 2019, Commissioner Gross along with Superintendent Nora Baston and officers assigned to Bureau of Community Engagement were honored to participate in the 4th Annual All-Star Anti-Violence Youth Summit co-sponsored by Attorney General Maura Healey and UMass-Boston. During the summit, which was created to help kids talk openly about violence in our community, Commissioner Gross encouraged the kids, many from the 3PointFoundation, to be outspoken, to not be afraid to have their voices heard while simultaneously being instruments of positive change, hope and optimism in their community. The Commissioner and those in attendance also discussed and examined several topics impacting the safety of our neighborhoods including gang violence, cyber bullying, social justice, school safety, gun laws and issues surrounding mental health. As all attending this fine event were quick to attest, the All-Star Anti-Violence Youth Summit is about way more than just basketball. And, although plenty of basketball was played, the summit was just as focused on life lessons, problem solving and efforts we can all take together to make our city a safer place.