ALBANY, N.Y. -- Non-violence week continues at Green Tech High School in Albany this weekend.

On Saturday, the charter school hosted an open forum discussion. Albany students, residents and leaders were invited to examine violence in the area.

According to officials, the key to progress depends on improving community engagement and accountability.

“It starts with you. It starts with you as an individual," said Paul Miller, Green Tech principal and CEO. "The way that you get involved, the way that you think, the way that you act. It starts with you and together if we unite, we can make changes.”

Non-violence week continues Sunday with the stop the violence all-star basketball game. It kicks off at 4 p.m. at Green Tech High School.