U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch made a stop at El Centro de la Raza on the last Thursday in September to talk with teens about police and trust. General Lynch believes that youth can be one of the key factors towards improving the strained relationship between police and their communities, and has made it a priority to have conversations with those from different perspectives in an effort to promote understanding of each other. The students and officers in attendance had been part of Mayor Ed Murray’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) with the Seattle Police Department, and spoke the General Lynch about their experiences. When asked how she felt about the Black Lives Matter movement, she told the students, “You don’t have to be an older person and you don’t have to have an established position to make a difference.” It’s important for young people to speak their minds about problems they are seeing because their voices will be heard. Read the full article about Lynch’s visit, and click here to learn more about SYEP, which El Centro also benefitted from.