Prevention Not Incarceration!!! –
June 17, 2020 – The virtual field trip featured Daryl McDaniels of the groundbreaking hip hop group Run-DMC, who spoke passionately about his experience with alcoholism, fame, recovery and ways to manage stress and harness imagination to broaden horizons.
McDaniels, who was introduced by hip hop icon Doug E. Fresh, also debuted a song that he wrote with the young people from Road Recovery, who find new paths forward through music and mentorship.
The event, which was meant to unfold with kids present, evolved to a virtual platform due to the pandemic — and was, in the end, an opportunity to invite hundreds more students to listen, share peer support, and learn coping skills and empowerment strategies during the days of coronavirus when many teens are dealing with unprecedented stress, organizers said.