Enisoné L. Kadiri
What I do here:
I am responsible for Outreach to High Risk Communities. What does that mean? I engage community agencies to tailor the joint delivery of responsive, meaningful, interactive justice education programs to youth and their allies in socioeconomically disadvantaged, underserved and highly policed neighbourhoods in Toronto Region.
My best OJEN experience:
My fondest memory is working with a group of youth in a community where tensions between youth and police were very tense. We ran a session that focused on promoting positive interactions between youth and local police officers where the police were able to give the youth insight into the factors they take into account as police officers and youth were able to share their stories and their policing concerns. The workshop ended with youth and police taking shaking hands, laughing, and a friendly arm wrestle.
The most useful thing I learned in school:
The most important thing I learned in school is that “it is never too late to be what you might have been.” When facilitating some of our programs with older youth, I always use that quote…