INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An early morning rally Monday was just part of a new plan to help keep kids away from crime.
Monday morning, people lined up outside of Avondale Meadows Academy in Indianapolis to give kids high fives as the students head into class.
Organizers say the goal is to encourage children who go to school in areas that city officials call high crime neighborhoods.
Avondale Meadows is in one of the six identified focus areas where officials are working to reduce crime. It’s near 38th and Sherman. Leaders pointed these spots out a year ago, saying they were some of Indianapolis’ most dangerous areas.
Organizers held a similar event last month, just down the street at Tindley Preparatory Academy. Rallies are planned at several more schools through the end of the year.