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Local non-profit group raises funds to help at-risk teens

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A local group that aims to impact the lives of young men in a positive way gathered Saturday to put their good work on display.

The Sankofa Youth Organization uses music and sports to motivate at-risk teen males. The group's annual celebration is coming up, on Saturday they raised funds at the Wal-Mart Super Center on Abercorn. The event helped raise awareness and funds for their educational programs and to help send their young men in national sports tournaments out of town.

"Well, we've had a few instances of violence out here and we are supporting the community and coming together and trying to get as much cooperation from the commuity to reduce the violence. Eliminate the violence and make West Savannah a safer place," said Captain Mike Wilkins of the Downtown Precinct.

Savannah Sankofa Youth Organization for boys of the Coastal Empire is a non-profit organization the helps at-risk teen males in our community.

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