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Jul, 2019

Recap: Youth Summit Day 3

Friday, July 26 marked the third day of the Youth Mentoring and Leadership Summit in Potamic Maryland.  PAL Chapters started their day on the adult track reviewing various areas of Grant Compliance with Angie Caffe, Grants Manager at National PAL  After lunch the adults started Day 1 of their Strategic Planning Workshop taught by Bridgette Wright, Project Manager at National PAL.

(Photo: Anthony Simpkins)

The youth began their day with an opening session from Leading to Change followed by a college preparatory session with AKALA, an AI-enabled College Admissions Counseling platform that helps students navigate the complicated journey to college. 







One of the highlights of the day was the screening and panel discussion of the documentary “Charm City”  an intimate portrait of a diverse group of neighbors, including police, citizens, community leaders, and government officials who, with grit and compassion, survive in and work to improve their vibrant neighborhoods during a violent three-year stretch in Baltimore. Filmed during the lead up to, and the aftermath of, Freddie Gray’s death in police custody, Charm City is a powerful cinema vérité portrait of those surviving in, and fighting for, the vibrant city they call home.
Both youth and adults had the opportunity to watch the full documentary then experience a panel discussion with those affiliated with the film including Major Monique Brown of the Baltimore Police Department, Amy Oden with Maryland Public Television, Zandra Campbell Group Supervisor / Brand Manager of Baltimore Public Libraries and Ganesha M. Martin, Esq, the President of GMM Consulting.

(Major Monique Brown of the Baltimore Police Department. Photo: Anthony Simpkins)

(Zandra Campbell Group Supervisor / Brand Manager of Baltimore Public Libraries. Photo: Anthony Simpkins)

(Ganesha M. Martin, Esq, the President of GMM Consulting. Photo: Anthony Simpkins)

(l to r: Ganesha M. Martin, Esq, the President of GMM Consulting, Zandra Campbell Group Supervisor / Brand Manager of Baltimore Public Libraries, Amy Oden with Maryland Public Television and Major Monique Brown of the Baltimore Police Department. Photo: Anthony Simpkins)

Later in the session, youth participated in an in-depth discussion about healthy coping mechanisms, political engagement and how to improve community relations with law enforcement officials. The youth were encouraged to become mentors to younger children and pass on pivotal life lessons, connect with local precincts for programming and conduct local book clubs for sensitive topic discussions. 


(Photo: Anthony Simpkins)


The end of the night concluded with a dance party and live DJ for both youth and adults to celebrate the final night of the Youth Summit.

Three days down, one day to go!

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