On The Beat | July 2020

PAL programs are back in action!  With necessary protocols in place, preparations made, and social distancing enforced, the officers from the Bureau of Community Engagement have launched summer programs. 
We Belong gathered at the ICA for their first in-person gathering.  Likewise, G.R.O.W (Girls Reflecting Our World) and ACT-UP with 5-0 have daily meetings during the week developed to inspire and support inner-city youth through, mentorship, engagement, leadership development and activities.  PAL programs, in partnership with the BCE are Building Trust and Changing Lives.
Youth-Police community engagement is more important than ever and there is no doubt that Boston will continue to be an example for communities across the country.

Summer Leadership Academy

Officer Lopes opened the We Belong Summer Leadership Academy live programming this month in the Seaport.  Despite the heat participants welcomed the chance to close the laptop.

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Girl Power in the Park

G.R.O.W. (Girls Reflecting Our World) provides time to decompress, breath, and find balance.  Zumba, yoga, poetry, dialogue and synergy with our seniors are empowering our girls and inspiring future leaders!  Workshops on racial and gender inequality promote self-advocacy and influencing policy change.

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