Kids Off the Block works to provide Chicago teens with alternatives to violence

Kids Off the Block works to provide Chicago teens with alternatives to violence

CHICAGO (TOC) — In Chicago, we frequently hear of youngsters and teenagers impacted by violence. There are lots of neighborhood teams working to offer teenagers a secure place to go and develop. A type of teams is Children Off the Block.

Diane Latiker is the group’s founder. Along with giving youngsters a secure place, she works to verify they’ve the assets they have to be profitable.

“We consider that the most effective factor on this planet to fight violence is giving them one thing they like to do,” stated Latiker.

That was true for Daqwon Hargrove. He discovered Children Off the Block when he was 11, due to their basketball court docket.

“A few of my buddies have been shot, been killed,” stated Hargrove. “However Diane has been there for to inform me to maintain preventing.”

Hargrove has fought so laborious, he is heading to school on a basketball scholarship.

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