Proof that kids can -- and do -- change

People who went to prison as children for serious crimes and are now doing great things in their communities help to demonstrate that kids change and that we are all more than the worst thing that we have ever done. These formerly incarcerated youth took part in the Annual Convening hosted by the CFSY on November 13 through 15. They are now dedicated to reducing youth violence and increasing peace. Pictured, from left to right, are Xavier McElrath-Bey, Eric Alexander, William Outlaw, Tyrone Werts, Ralph Brazel Jr. (Amin Rafiq), Raphael Johnson and Oshea Israel.