Lexington Community Leaders Encourage Young Men to Value Family and Self

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Lexington police say two-year-old Nova Gallman is the fourth child shot and killed in the city in the past two months. A group of community leaders, including an Olympian whose daughter is one of those four, say they are taking action to keep the list from growing.

They say they are starting by speaking to young boys about how to live their lives with purpose. Saturday a group of men from a variety of backgrounds came together at Glen Arvin Avenue Church of Christ to speak with a group of young boys on the importance of family and self.

Also on hand to offer his advice was Olympian Tyson Gay, whose own teenage daughter was shot and killed in October. Organizers say their goal is to show these boys from a young age their own potential and ability for success.

Many of the speakers say they plan to visit several Fayette County elementary and middle schools this winter to share their advice to even more children.

If you are interested in learning more you can email vaughn.little@fayette.kyschools.us

 

 

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