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Boys and Girls club offers their help to curb violence in South Bend

Boys and Girls club offers their help to curb violence in South Bend

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Leaders with The Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Joe County are offering their help to curb the violence. They held a news conference Thursday to talk about the programs available to teens.  There is a specific area for teens to hang out in after school at their Sample Street location.

Organizers say they wish the suspects involved in the shooting death of John Swoveland Jr, would have have been at the club instead of on the streets.  "In many ways, it saddens me.  It saddens our Boys and Girls community.  It only reaffirms our belief in the importance of the work that we do and our investment in programs that will hopefully provide alternatives to children being on the streets," said The Boy & Girls Clubs' Jory Fitzgerald Kelly.

The club aims to help just some of the four million teens across the country who go unsupervised after school.

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