‘Playing for Peace’: Teens across Indy come together …
INDIANAPOLIS — So far, there have been five juvenile homicides in the month of November in Indianapolis.
It’s made for a record year of juvenile violence — something that isn’t lost Indy’s youths and their parents.
”It impacts us profoundly because we’re losing our babies,” said Kareem Hines, the founder of New Breed of Youth Development or New BOY.
Five teenagers from the ages of 13 to 17 have been shot and killed in Indianapolis this month. It hits too close to home for the kids Hines and New BOY mentor.
”They’re losing their friends,” Hines said. “They are losing their family members, and we have to put them in a position where they can process that pain and that trauma in a healthy way.”
On Saturday morning, New BOY and Evolve Mentoring teamed up to put on a flag football tournament for young men of all ages.