2 December 2022
The Prince and Princess of Wales made a visit to an organization Thursday that for decades has worked to raise up young people struggling amid poverty and violence.
William and Kate, who are making their first overseas visit since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, were welcomed by hundreds of cheering onlookers outside the nonprofit Roca in Chelsea, Massachusetts, north of Boston.
Roca strives to halt the cycle of incarceration, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, pregnancy and racism faced by young men and women ages 16 to 24, many of whom have lost trust and hope. Roca CEO Dr. Molly Baldwin and Chelsea police Capt. Dave Batchelor explained the science and cognitive behavioral therapy used by the nonprofit to the royal couple.
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