After being frustrated with the recent crime in our city, I made a general post to the public about coming together to start discussing solutions.
Today we had that meeting with young men seeking opportunity and folks with access to those opportunities. A beautiful and candid conversation blossomed out of frustration.
We discussed the reality young men entrenched in poverty face every day, and the constant struggle to overcome it. The reoccurring theme of the conversation was workforce training, employment, financial literacy, and mental health support.
This is the first of many conversations and events! I am committed to bridging the gap between constituents and resources, and addressing root causes of violence!