PATERSON, NJ-  The Paterson Police Department’s Community Policing Division and the Paterson Housing Authority are set to host the 20th anniversary anti-violence teen summit on Saturday. The event, which is free for Paterson youth from 12 to 19 years old will be held at JKF High School from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

While several celebrities known for their radio and musical performances will be on hand for the Summit, the real focus of the day will be on the speakers and panels participating in a number of sessions on topics such as anti-violence, education, and business.

Dej Loaf, DJ Lil Man, and DJ Quest Flavor are among the performers slated to appear while local leaders such as Mayor Andre Sayegh, Passaic County Superior Court Judge LaToyia Jenkins Stewart, Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, and Paterson City Council President Martiza Davila will also be on hand addressing the various topics.

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The summit, according to Paterson Police Lieutenant Sharon Easton, is a chance to “give Paterson teens an opportunity to learn outside of the classroom” about important issues impacting them and their community.

Easton’s goal, she told TAPinto Paterson, is to have attendees “leave with a dream for brighter futures.”

 

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