On March 21st Reean Charles, Youth Organizer and High School Intern, was featured on:


Youth violence has declined sharply over two decades–more than 70 percent in New York State, according to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention. Yet in some neighborhoods there are now increasing reports of gang activity and violence. Tensions and distrust remain high between law enforcement officials and community members – especially young people. Leaders in other cities have shown that youth, communities, and law enforcement can work together for successful solutions. Can we follow that path in New York? What strategies are already working, and how can we make them stronger?
To address these questions the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School will present “Combating Youth Violence: Concrete Solutions for New York City” on Wednesday, March 21, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., in the Theresa Lang Community & Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor.
With remarks from: David Kennedy, author of Don’t Shoot: One Man, A Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America; and director of the John Jay Center for Crime Prevention and Control; a conversation moderated by Errol Louis, host of Inside City Hall will follow with:
This event is free, but an RSVP is required by emailing centernyc@newschool.edu.
It and the Center’s research about youth and families is made possible by the generous support of the Sirus Fund, the Milano Foundation, the Pinkerton Foundation, the Child Welfare Fund, the Viola W. Bernard Foundation and the Ira W. DeCamp Foundation.
Reean spoke beautifully about the importance of funding Youth Programs and the mindsets of youth.  She represented herself, YO S.O.S., and Brooklyn.  We are so proud of you, Reean. Congratulations! 
Reean with Council Member Mark-Viverito, Commissioner O’Conner and CEO, Sekou 

Reean’s name plate at the panel
Reean with Director, David Kennedy, Director of Crime Prevention and Control
Reean with conference organizer, Talib