September was National Youth Court Month and the Red Hook Youth Court members have been keeping busy. In memory of the anniversary of September 11th, the Youth Court members collectively conducted research on various topics; such as terrorism, racism and stereotypes. Using the information they studied, they put together presentations and demonstrated what they have learned, to staff and visitors at the Red Hook Community Justice Center. Additionally, members baked desserts and dropped off goody baskets with thank you cards to the local precinct and fire departments – honoring them for their bravery during 9/11 and on a daily basis. Looking forward to October, members are also fund-raising for both Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness. All proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Walk and Domestic Violence organization of their choice. With school back in session, the members continue to serve on the court and influence youth through positive peer pressure and community leadership.
Members deliver baked goods to Red Hook's Ladder Company 101 and Engine 202
Members deliver baked good to the local 76th Precinct
Getting ready to raise funds for Domestic Violence and Breast Cancer awareness research in October