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We Belong program met with Elizabeth Warren
Teen Leadership Program Launched by Police Officers Enters its Second Year 
CHARLESTOWN, Massachusetts – October 31, 2018

As a patrol officer in Roxbury, Jeffrey S. Lopes often saw teenagers out late at night and wondered what he could do to get them off the streets.

“For me it was ‘How do I help these young people?’ ” said Lopes, now a school police officer with the Boston Police Department. “I felt like the only way we’re going to help them is by bringing them into our circle.”

I felt like the only way we’re going to help them is by bringing them into our circle.

On Tuesday, Lopes and his colleagues launched the second year of “We Belong: Empowering Youth Through Leadership,” the program he established to help young people of color succeed by connecting them with civic leaders, nonprofit and business executives, and elected officials. Read More...

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