Knoxville to provide summer opportunities for at-risk youth, support local organizations

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — More initiatives are rolling out to steer at-risk youth away from violent crime.

The City of Knoxville is helping local non-profits and community organizations by giving them funds to expand summer programs or provide job opportunities. They are meant to help kids avoid violence during the summer months.

“We have a lot of families that are hurting and struggling, a lot of issues that need to be addressed,” said LaKenya Middlebrook with the city.

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