Girls from P.S. 298 in Brownsville graduate from 'A Rose is Still a Rose' mentorship program

More than a dozen girls have graduated from a mentorship program established by a local police detective in Brownsville. Detective Katrina Brownlee says she was

The program was started by a local police detective who wanted to offer guidance to young girls.

The program was started by a local police detective who wanted to offer guidance to young girls. (6/9/13)

BROWNSVILLE - More than a dozen girls graduated this morning from a mentoring program in Brownsville that was started by a local detective who said she wanted to create something positive out of a tragedy.

Detective Katrina Brownlee, a Brownsville native, created her 'A Rose is Still a Rose' mentorship program in 2011. She says she was inspired to host it at P.S. 298 after a young mother, Zurana Horton, was shot and killed outside the school.

Today's graduates have been working with Brownlee since February, participating in community service and self-esteem workshops.

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