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Inaugural 'Sisterhood: No Boundaries' summit encourages positive life decisions in Detroit youth

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Posted at 4:42 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 17:59:19-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The inaugural "Sisterhood: No Boundaries" summit took place at Cobo Hall Tuesday as dozens of female students, ages 14 to 19, were encouraged to make positive life decisions.

Cpl. Officer Dani Woods helped lead the event.

Woods grew up in the city and says she could’ve benefited from an event like today.

The young ladies got to hear success stories from women they can relate to.

“All walks of life, that have come from circumstances like these girls or worse. And we all turned out pretty good,” said Detroit Police Chief James Craig. “Our young people today are in very challenging situations.”

Craig came up with the idea for young men last year, calling it a "brotherhood." He said this is also a great recruiting tool and definitely a way to keep kids on the right path.

“This is crime prevention 101,” Craig explained. “To make better decisions, better choices; what they do today affects them tomorrow.”

Woods added, “Just because you’re in unforeseen circumstances, they don’t have to determine your future.”

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