A journey of life is like navigating through an unknown thick forest or desert without a guide.
People in our community express how their lives have been without a guardian or a strong pillar in their life.
Many children in the black and Hispanic community grow up not having someone to guide them through life and as a result, many have to wander around and others end up in the hands of the judicial system.
The question is how do you and I stop this cycle in the community?
To eliminate or reduce the impact in our community, the city of Rochester has an educational program called the Pillar of Hope.
The Pillars of Hope is equipped with local African-American and Hispanic professionals who volunteer to share their life experiences and provide a positive impact to the 5th and 6th graders who participate in the City’s Pillars of Hope program at RCSD schools.
These professionals are from engineering, law, mechanical repairs, medicine, and more.
They take the time to share pieces of their journey and talk about what helped them along the way. They also help the kids to see the possibilities in this world.
In an interview with the President of the city council Loretta C. Scott expressed how successful the program has been;