Local activist calls for community help on Facebook

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Following the extension of Dunbar Community Center’s hours of operation in Lexington, Devine Carama, director of One Lexington, took to Facebook to call people to action.

“Social media has given us all a platform of activism, but we can’t be content with the social media rants yet unwilling to engage our youth and give them our time, myself included,” says Carama.

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In the Facebook post, Carama lists three ways the community can get involved with Lexington’s youth violence prevention. These actions include submitting programming for local kids to be a part of, volunteering to be a positive figure at the center and being an active member of the Dunbar Community Center’s extended hours.

“Well, today I want to lay out an action plan for people in the community to get involved in some youth violence prevention,” says Carama. “But with more access and space, comes more community responsibility and opportunity for people to serve!”

To get involved at the Dunbar Community Center and learn more about what you can do to help, email Carama at DCarama@lexingtonky.gov or Laura Hatfield at LHatfield@lexingtonky.gov.