The Flint community launched the second annual crime prevention initiative called”Stop the Silence”. This was a collaborative effort between the greater-Flint area law enforcement agencies (MSP, Flint PD, GCSD, Mott DPS and UM-Flint DPS), post-secondary academic institutions, Girls and Boys Club of Flint and local businesses, to reach out to local youth and bridge the gap between the community and law enforcement. The goal is to build/maintain trusting and healthy relationships between police and the Flint youth. This is crucial if young people are going to report criminal behavior’s to the police.


The 2nd annual event was held on June 28th, and is a youth (7-18 years old) 3-on-3 basketball tournament that was held at the DDA lot downtown.


As a key sponsor, Genesee Packaging was recognized on banners at the event as well as through social media campaigns. We also provided our truck to deliver the basket ball hoops from Belding, MI to the event downtown.