The Black Leadership Council in Burlington is hoping to create a summer program for children to enjoy fishing and sports.
“One of the things that we want to do is to have a place for them to come and enjoy themselves,” said Rob Brown, president of the BLC.
The camp, called New Direction, was always a part of the plan for BLC.
As Brown sees it, children feel they have two choices — join a gang or be successful. One reason joining a gang can make success impossible is that if someone commits a crime this will follow them