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Opelousas nonprofit's new summer camps aim to bring children confidence

Posted on AllSides June 16th, 2024
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Life can be challenging in Opelousas, especially for children who are more likely to grow up in poverty and around gun violence. The city has a lot to offer, but that requires connection and love, which can sometimes feel in short supply, according to Guns Down Power Up President Eric Williams. He said forging that connection and a sense of community starts with children. Malleable to their environment, children can benefit significantly from positive role models, Williams said. That is why he created Guns Down Power Up seven years ago...

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