Project Description

“On Feb. 8, we launched (an after-school youth) camp. My pastor (who teamed up with Jackson) has 18 years in youth development and 12 years with the YMCA. We had 45 kids show up from 3:30 to 6:30 Monday through Friday. It’s the Heal Charlotte Dream Academy Youth Camp… Monday is art day. Tuesday is CMPD engagement day. The officers from my neighborhood, our community officers, they come and interact with the kids for at least one or two hours or whatever their schedule allows them. They play Connect Four, basketball, kickball or soccer and just interact with the kids. Make them feel like they’re not just here to lock people up.” – Greg Jackson

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