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Area Youth Making A Difference

On Saturday, youth from across Tulsa set out to make a difference. They pitched in to help a community center gain some curb appeal. News On 6 anchor Latoya Silmon reports organizers say it's more than a makeover; it's about building bridges.

They came ready to work.

“It's the youth from All Souls Unitarian Church, as well as some kids and representatives from the Hutchinson YMCA, The Tulsa Urban League, and Newer Dimensions,” said All Souls Unitarian Church youth director Kate Starr.

They're building a community garden for the Springdale Community Center in north Tulsa. Volunteers hope their handy work will spruce up the center and build better relationships.

“It's a four day project we're calling Repair Relations, and we've been working studying race relations, watching films, and met a panel of survivors from the 1921 race riot,” Starr said.

By remembering the past, they hope to pave the way for a brighter future.

“This is a new generation, a really positive generation that's moving forward,” said Starr. “We recognize that Tulsa still has some race issues and some segregation issues, and we want to do what we can to move things in a positive direction.

And they're starting here.

Twenty kids and 15 adults participated Saturday. After a long days work, they celebrated with a party for the north side community.

Watch the video: Local Youth Pave The Way For A Brighter Future
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