Emmett Folgert, the founder of the Dorchester Youth Collaborative, was honored by the White House on Wednesday for his work to prevent youth violence in Boston.
Folgert is one of the 12 people across the nation to be recognized by the White House at the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention.
The honor was first reported by first reported by the Dorchester Reporter.
Folgert has dedicated more than 30 years to serving teens in Dorchester, in particular the Fields Corner area, with programs that include mentoring, job training, and crisis intervention.
Those who would like to watch the ceremony and see Folgert receive the “Champion of Change” award can watch a live-stream of the event by clicking here.