Yonkers helps young men enter law enforcementPosted: Updated:
The city of Yonkers has a new mentoring partnership.
The Yonkers Guardians Association will begin helping young men of color get involved in careers in law enforcement in the future. Yonkers police officers will also mentor the young men.
Members of the initiative say it will help bridge the gap between cops and the community. "We think this is a great opportunity to connect police officers with our young people so that they see the police in a different light than necessarily on the streets and in uniform," says Dr. Jim Bostic, of the Nepperhan Community Center.
This event comes after the "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, which helps young boys of color reach their full potential.