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Thursday, 24 June 2021

Boys and Girls Club of Rochester reflects on police violence

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Boys and Girls Club of Rochester reflects on police violence
Boys and Girls Club of Rochester reflects on police violence

CEO Chad Campbell said this year has been exceptionally difficult on their youth members.

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"* chad campbell the ceo of the boys and girls club of rochester tells me this has been a very difficult time for his kids between the struggles of the pandemic and the deaths of both george floyd and daunte wright.

Campbell says 75 percent of the children they serve are people of color.

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He said the club is continuing to find places in their program to have a "build opportunities in our program and into our day?

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Campbell said that rochester police already sends trainees to the boy's and girl's club to get to know the kids and just have a conversation with them.

He said those meetings have been very helpful.

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Campbell said other steps going forward for their club include self reflecting as an organization and figuring out where their voices need to

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