Chicago Youth Program Fights Violence With Employment

Chicago Youth Program Fights Violence With Employment

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Chicago Ceasefire rally - photo courtesy of websiteEven though youth violence rates around the country have been decreasing in recent years, nearly 700 children were hit by gunfire last year in Chicago.

In an effort to reduce the violence, a program called CeaseFire is working to curb gang activity by helping at-risk youth find employment. CeaseFire also patrols the streets of poorer, urban neighborhoods to stop crimes before they happen.

(READ the story – or listen – at NPR.org)

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