Thirty-five young people and mentors from The Block Center were in attendance at a candlelight vigil honoring crime victims at Freedom Square on Tuesday. The event was sponsored by The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Urban Grief, Team HERO, and Leaders Leading Troy Youth.
Lisa Good, founder of Urban Grief, MC’d the event. Jerry Ford and Jennifer Livingston of Team HERO shared their experiences and called for the community to rally around youth and families who have been touched by crime and violence.
Young people and mentors lit candles and participated in affirmations and prayer.