Rochester, N.Y. – Mayor Lovely Warren hosted her annual “Distinguished Gentleman” event Saturday evening at the Blue Cross Arena.
Hundreds of young men between the ages of 14 and 22 were invited to network and be inspired by male role models in the community.
“We want to put them face to face with men in our community who are successful, who are doing great things,” said Mayor Warren.
Warren added she wants young men to “understand that there is life outside their four walls, their neighborhood. There are a lot of people out there pulling for them and cheering them on.”
Those selected to participate had to write a 200-word essay.
13WHAM’s Justin Carter was among those invited to serve as a role model.