Teen Takeovers return to Olivet Clubs in response to recent community violence

In response to the recent violence in the community, Olivet Boys & Girls Club will host “Teen Takeover” events, along with partnering organizations like Berks Community Action Program.

The goal of every Teen Takeover is to provide a safe space for teens to gather, along with providing meals and community resources.

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Teen Takeovers will take place every weekend at an Olivet Boys & Girls Club location. The first event will take place, this Saturday, March 19th, and Sunday March 20th from 11am to 4pm at the Mulberry Street Club. The address is 722 Mulberry Street, Reading, PA.

“There is no easy answer to stop the violence in our community. We must be willing to listen to our youth, place ourselves at their level and engage in meaningful conversations, not to dictate but instead learn and listen” Olivet Boys & Girls Club CEO & President, Chris Winters said.

“You want to stop the violence, join the effort. Sign up to be a mentor or volunteer! Be there, where they are, when they are, and when they need us most!”

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The Olivet Clubs provide a safe environment for youth ages 6-18 by providing programs that encourage character development, education, life skills, healthy living and exposure to arts and culture. These programs, along with guidance from staff, allow kids to find their way out of poverty to become productive, outstanding members of society.

The Olivet Boys & Girls Club has a strong reputation for providing life-changing experiences to its members, including mentoring experiences with diverse, trained, and caring staff and volunteers who want to make a difference in the life of a child.

A chartered member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Olivet Boys & Girls Club serves nearly 3,000 members a year at 7 sites located in Reading and West Reading. The Club was founded in 1898. Its mission is “To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as healthy, caring, productive, responsible citizens.”

For more information about Olivet Boys & Girls Club visit olivetbgc.org

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