United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith concluded the 2019 LEADership Project on June 19 at the Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology in Albany with seven fifth-grade students, including two from Troy CSD, who completed the project this year, and many leaders and representatives of the participating federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The LEADership Project, an anti-gang initiative, reaches fifth-grade students in the Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Lansingburgh School Districts. The project began with the Albany School District in 2011 and has grown since then.
Speakers from the Troy City School District included Superintendent John Carmello, School 16 5th Grade student Nalina Charles and School 18 5th Grade student Alexa Hobart.
This year, 27 law enforcement agencies participated in the LEADership Project, providing 123 law enforcement officials who volunteered their time in fifth-grade classrooms. They taught in over 80 classrooms, reaching more than 1,600 students.