Bringing the message of peace to the City of Rochester, the annual End of Summer Jam and Peace Fest brought the community outside for an afternoon of positivity and remembrance.
The event was a collaboration between Rise Up Rochester, New Hope Methodist Church and Roc the Peace.
Kids in at the fest were given a bag of free school supplies. There was also a bounce house, entertainment and a free cook-out.
The event offered an alternative to and a force against violence in the city.
"There's a lot of lives lost," said Sirena Cotton, Founder of Roc the Peace. "I personally lost my 16-year-old son which is why I started Roc the Peace and giving a message out there to the community and speaking on peace, speaking on non-violence, it has to start somewhere."
Rise Up Rochester holds a meeting every Friday at 6 p.m. for support and prayer. On Friday, September 6th the group will be meeting on the corner of Frost Avenue and Genesee Street.