Our team is still processing after last weeks’ 400 Years of Inequality lectures series. Many thanks to the Rutgers School of Public Health for hosting a challenging yet meaningful event on reducing youth involvement with the criminal justice system. There’s so much at stake, and we all left that event reinvigorated to lead with love, like Principal Akbar Cook of West Side High School and get in gear to transform New Jersey’s youth legal system. Khaatim Sherrer El, executive director of policy and advocacy at OYN, moderated an excellent panel discussion focused on solutions to the challenges we face. Darrell Price, director of student support services, discussed the methodology behind LEAD’s fresh approach to education while Dionysus Augus, a youth leader and YouthBuild alum, shared how the OYN community allowed him to thrive and grow as a young adult. OYN CEO Robert Clark had the final word on re-engaging opportunity youth. There’s a lot of work ahead of us to impact the school-to-prison pipeline in New Jersey, but it’s exciting to know there’s a community of people who are working toward change. Thank you Rutgers School of Public Health for allowing OYN to be a part of the conversation.