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Southside Summer Experience Helps City Children - WFMJ

Children and teens on Youngstown's southside will have something fun to look forward to at least one day a week this summer. 

You can bet your child or even some parents will complain that there just isn't anything to do in the city in the summer. Well, the ICU Blockwatch and the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation are teaming together to put on the southside summer experience. "We went door to door talking to a lot of folks and we asked them what is one thing that can be done to improve your community. Over and over we hear the kids need more stuff to do. So that's what we're trying to do here, just give the kids more positive things to do over the summer," said Tom Hetrick of YNDC. Conroy's Party Shop on South Avenue was the first destination for the Southside Summer Experience. "We have free food, we have a bounce house, we've got a DJ and a video game truck. And it's all free in your own neighborhood," said Victoria Allen, ICU Blockwatch. Each week for eight weeks, the experience will be held for one day in a different location on the southside. To read the full article and watch the video from WFMJ, click here.