The school year may be over, but things are just getting started for 17-year-old Destiny Crockett. She graduated from Clyde C. Miller High School in St. Louis with a 4.1 GPA, finished in the top 16 of the Urban Debate League's national competition last month with her partner Cameron Smith, and will be attending Princeton in the fall on a full scholarship.
Crockett will be the first graduate from her high school and the College Bound program to attend an Ivy League school.
Pastor B.T. Rice of New Horizon Christian Church speaks about the St. Louis Initiative to Reduce Violence, or SIRV. Rice, who is also chairman of police affairs for the St. Louis County branch of the NAACP created the initiative.
The St. Louis Initiative to Reduce Violence is a new effort for both the city and county to prevent wrongdoing in its tracks by starting at the source – neighborhoods and communities. The grassroots effort is incorporating a partnership of police officers and community leaders to curb wrongdoing by creating a more approachable relationship among youth and families.