Groups unite to help teens in Indy this summer

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A united front is underway by local churches and groups to give teens options this summer.

On Friday night, Galilee Missionary Baptist Church will host a Save the Youth Worship Service. The church members passed out flyers and are targeting teens all over Indianapolis.

“We want to teach them about God. We have to meet them on their own level,” said Reverend Perry Carter at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church.

24-Hour News 8 discovered other groups are also pushing to help teens in the city. Stop the Violence Indianapolis held a free lock-in for teens at the Incrediplex in Lawrence. The teens were treated to food, games, and a concert.

The group has a media camp scheduled for this weekend and is working on a plan for an aviation camp this summer.

“We tried to mix fun with an opportunity to engage kids on the nitty gritty, and talk about what’s happening in their lives,” said Anthony Bailey, Director of Stop the Violence Indianapolis.

Stop the Violence Indianapolis will host the mini-media camp, which is $10 per session. It’s from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes lunch. The group is also working on an aviation camp. For more information on both camps call 317-205-6000.

Galilee Missionary Baptist Church will host a Stop the Violence and Save the Youth Worship Service this Friday night, at 2624 East 25th Street in Indianapolis. The service will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

It appears residents appreciate the investment being made.

“I think it is great. It’s great for anybody. Everyone should get involved if you can,” said Sarah Brothers. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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