Local Coaches Take on Local Violence With Personal Youth Investment

Show is Southside Middle school 8th grader TyVier Brown participating in Ladder Drills

Coaches Again Violence (CAV) organized less than a week ago and started as a movement and a platform for a training camp to keep kids focused on something positive rather than violence, has put their money where their mouth is. Using their own funds and resources, the concerned citizens have created a movement and a platform for a training camp to keep kids focused on something positive rather than violence.

“It was a lot safer for us when we were young kids. We were able to walk the streets stand outside and play in front of our own house,” said founder Corey Brown. “We need to take the streets back and ensure that parks and streets are safe again.”

Over the weekend, for two hours approximately 200 kids and about 30 coaches participated and attended the football camp. Guest speakers, crime victims and people that have taken the wrong fork in the road and are now productive citizens in the community, talked to the kids to present them another way to look at life and their decisions. The camp was also a training ground to expose the campers to collegiate style camp and training. CAV’s goal is to continue with their mission and to focus on youth in the community, providing avenues to master their individual crafts. Next year, CAV plans to branch off to other areas to assist kids in the arts and stem programs.

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