Adjudicated youth are typically stigmatized and labeled as “problem children.” BronxConnect believes that every young person has gifts, talents, and interests that need to be nourished and supported. When young people experience growth, competency, and purpose in exercising their gifts and pursuing their interests, they will be far less likely to continue with risky behaviors that could lead to re-arrest.
BronxConnect utilizes its deep community roots to successfully develop community as part of the NYC Cure Violence Initiative. This builds on the strengths of the community, identifying those who are the pillars of the community and working alongside of them to change the atmosphere.
Our Advocacy works at organizing community around issue that affects our wellbeing and our youth. We need to awaken the voice of the urban community to speak against injustice. The near 2,000 BronxConnect youth and their family voices are being organized to speak for the community.
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13
Little children, let us not
love in word or talk but
in deed and in truth.
1 Peter 3:18
Hold fast to
love and justice