Resolving conflict focus in youth camp this Saturday
7/21/2017, 11:37 a.m.
The Richmond Department of Juvenile Justice Services and the Capital District of the Virginia Juvenile Justice Association are sponsoring the W.E.B. Football and Life Skills Camp from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at John Marshall High School, 4225 Old Brook Road, on North Side.
The camp is free and open to boys and girls ages 5 to 15. Lunch will be included.
The theme: “Resolving Conflict.”
Participants will rotate through physical skills stations and life skills stations aimed at providing information and coping mechanisms on suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, peer conflict and gang reduction.
“We realized there’s a need among kids all over the city,” said William E. Brown, an outreach counselor for the city Department of Juvenile Justice Services who organized the event now in its second year.
“We are dedicated to helping the youth of Richmond,” he said, noting that many youngsters lack a support system, positive role models and male figures who can help guide them as they grow up.
“We are going to do all we can to lift them up,” he said.
John Marshall High’s new football coach, Phillip Sims, will lead the physical skills stations, while experts from the city will lead various life skills.
To participate, youngsters must have the signature of a parent or guardian.
For information and registration, contact Tomika Hayden at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 646-3226.