DSCN1917

Camara Perkins of Uniondale High School and Blair Baker of Freeport High School hosted GIRLS AGAINST GANGS.

Coordinator Malisa Ali of GirlsFLI, a program of WFLI, sponsored the event. The presentation was to encourage on how not to fall victim to gangs, but to take courage and to know who you are. After the presentations there were breakout sessions. AKA, Irene Hylton from the North Atlantic Region, sponsored the event by displaying a station called Swap Meet. This station  had women purses. Another station were Birds of a Feather Flock Together. This signified the message of knowing who is in your circle. Valerie McFadden represented the families on Long Island who have experienced loss from gang violence, abuse or the like.  The STRONG program spoke on gang activity and how to get out of it. This was a much needed event for the community.  Great job Camara and Blair.