In an effort to combat the increasing number of teen crimes, a school resource officer at John Early Museum Middle School created the "Real Talk" teen summit.
SRO Tevares Hockett, organized "Real Talk" so that students could listen to and talk with adults who shared stories of their days as a teen.
The students heard of adults who had been offered the chance to make easy money, or to commit violence on a rival, but chose to take the high road.
The students were encouraged to talk to the adults and each other, about making changes in their lives or their own communities.
The program was a success and organizers hope to have other summits in the future.