Pathways for Young Leaders is an organization for Brooklyn youth started by Brooklyn Supreme Court Officer Susie Williams. With the goal of educating young people with the tools they need to improve their health, academic and economic status as women and men, Pathways hosted its first-ever Cotillion Ball last Thursday evening at the Grand Prospect Hall.
The participating children, donned in white ballroom gowns and black tuxedos, danced to a classic Strauss waltz. The Fantasia String Ensemble from the Noel Pointer Foundation preformed for the audience of parents, judges, and court personnel, and Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes was given a Humanitarian Award by Pathways.
"I am thrilled to be a part of this program for these wonderful young people," Hynes noted.
Sandra Chapman, Brooklyn's deputy borough president, was also an honoree. "This is what I like about my job," Chapman said. "Being able to witness phenomenal young people doing phenomenal things."