Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is working with YMCA and other local groups to provide youth programs in an effort to curb violence
The sheriff’s office will be “conducting a community program at the YMCA where kids come every day,” Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough Jr. said. “They have tutors, and we have swimming lessons for them.”
The sheriff’s office and the YMCA are creating a five-year program in which young people will participate in daily activities “to take their attention away from negative behaviors,” Kimbrough said.
These activities would include summer camps and vacations as well as providing the participants’ families with YMCA memberships, life skills and GED programs, the sheriff said.
“We know if we deal with the kid, we have to deal with the whole family,” Kimbrough said.