Tiger Basketball and students of the Little Rock School District, in partnership with KARK and Fox16, attended the 6th annual Victory Over Violence "Victory Walk" event at the Arkansas State Capitol on Saturday.
The event is designed to connect neighborhoods and increase awareness of the positive things being done in Little Rock to prevent crime.
Over the past two years, more than 2,000 people have participated in Victory Walks across the city. In that period of time, Little Rock has seen a dramatic decrease in the homicide rate -- and hundreds of people sign up to mentor youth.
Central High School had one of the strongest presences at the event, with Head Principal Nancy Rousseau, Tiger Basketball and Tiger Football among other groups uniting to walk for the cause.
“We have bright, thoughtful, and engaged students who are using their collective voice to impact our community and we could not be prouder of them,” said LRSD Superintendent Mike Poore.
Victory Over Violence was formed February 2017 following the fatal shootings of two Little Rock toddlers. The campaign's mission is to cover crime in a responsible manner focusing on impact, response and solutions. Victory Over Violence aims to unite community groups and leaders and be a resource for reducing violent crime and changing lives through improvements in education, jobs, mentoring and hunger.