Volunteers needed for youth enrichment zone

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County leaders need your help to stop youth violence. The New Hanover County Blue Ribbon Commission on the Prevention of Youth Violence announced yesterday it is looking for 4,000 volunteers to help with a youth enrichment zone.

Youth violence continues to be a major issue in the Cape Fear region. Leaders are looking to transform one block or one area at a time.

“We didn’t get into these problems overnight,” District Attorney Ben David said. “We’re not going to solve them overnight. This is gonna start one child at a time, and it’s gonna start the day they’re born and not just after they have the right to remain silent.”

To volunteer or for more information on the zone call the Blue Ribbon Commission at (910) 388-4512.

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