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Local group looks to empower young people, prevent violence

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(01/19/13) - School board member Vera Pera pulled out jail shackles to send a warning to the young people and parents in the audience at an event in Flint.

But, she wasn't the only person talking tough on that panel.

A group of local leaders came together in Flint on Saturday.

They are taking part in a three day forum.

It's called 'Save our Sons and Daughters'.

The event is sponsored by Cathedral of Youth Ministries.

The goal is to empower young people, help prevent violence, and to educate.

Delrico Loyd of North Star Church was a the event.

"To spend time with our young people educating them and informing them, letting them know again they do not have to be like a static and they can in the heart destine to be great, " Loyd said.

The forum wraps up on Sunday with a youth service.

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