INDIANAPOLIS -- Dijon Anderson was shot and killed in May 2017.
"When I seen my friend in the casket in all white and my peers crying and helpless really. I had no other choice but to complete this mission and there was nothing stopping me," said Brandon Warren.
The Warren Central graduating senior took that moment and created a movement to better the lives of kids his age in Indianapolis.
"It was so sad. I never seen anything like that," said Brandon.
To honor his fellow football teammate at Warren Central High School, Brandon started the group "We LIVE" Indy. A charity focused on promoting non-violence.
He met with leaders at the statehouse and Congress and the mayor of Indianapolis.
Brandon also got hundreds of people to join in a city-wide march.
"I wanted to do something that showed unity where we unite as a city," said Warren.
In 2018, Brandon was selected out of 29,000 nominees to receive the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.
"My voice and standing up is what makes me a leader. We all have the power of change just by using our voice," said Brandon.
Brandon is headed to college at Eastern Kentucky University. He is our June Jefferson Award winner.