The Peer Mentors at the Brighton Campus, who are part of the Peer Assistance Resource Center, have started a new program called S.A.V.I.O.R.S. (Students Against Violence in Our Rochester Streets). Their main objective is to educate individuals on the rising violence in the Rochester area. Students, staff and faculty all over campus have been proudly wearing the S.A.V.I.O.R.S. pins or t-shirts to help support and publicize this great program.
Joe Bovenzi and Joe McGee, the peer mentors who are heading it up, have a proposal in to the city school district to be able to go into some of the local city schools as part of an after school program to help educate middle and high school students about how they can stop the violence in their own communities. As part of Anti-Violence week, the S.A.V.I.O.R.S. program and the Peer Assistance Resource Center are sponsoring a two-day seminar at Monroe Community College addressing the issue of violence in the Rochester area.
The first is on MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2004 AT 6:00PM IN THE FORUM, 3-130 in the R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center. The Guest Speakers are: Michael Green – Monroe County District Attorney, Special Agent Michael Lawandus - Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, Officer Moses Robinson – Rochester Police Department, Chris Piro – Retired Lieutenant of Homicide, RPD, and Gary Mervis – Project Exile Chairperson.
The second is on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2004 AT 6:00PM IN THE FORUM, 3-130 in the R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center. The Guest Speakers are: Robert Duffy – Rochester Police Chief, David Salvatore – Homicide Investigator, Keenan Allen – Director, Pathways to Peace, Bret Puscheck – US Attorney General, and Gary Mervis – Project Exile Chairperson.
Please plan on attending this very important seminar if you can and help support the S.A.V.I.O.R.S. program!