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A Child’s Safe Haven in Burlington

February 17, 2010

Parents are notorious for over-scheduling their children’s after-school activities. When traditional care is unavailable, another group must step in. Positive Attitude Youth Center, founded by Pastor Kerry Richmond, provides a safe haven for children in unsafe living environments.

Richmond developed the idea in 1992 and enacted his vision in 1995. The facility on North Graham Hopedale Road in Burlington that opened in October 2008 helped their efforts.

“My vision was to work in the community my wife and I had spent a lot of time in and worked in,” Richmond said.  “We wanted to give back to the community.”

Positive Attitude strives to benefit those living in low-income, high-crime and drug  areas, Richmond said. Through self-worth classes and Bible study, Positive Attitude aims to build good character and help children develop a self-identity. The program also offers health education, teaching children healthy eating habits and nutrition.

For the full article go to http://www.elon.edu/pendulum/Story.aspx?id=3278 and watch the short video below.

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