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Community event takes place tomorrow

Martha Dismont, chairwoman of the team that manages the Youth Development Zone project

A community event aimed will take place in North East Hamilton tomorrow.

Residents will be provided information on resources and opportunities at the get-together organised by the Youth Development Zone project, from 4.30pm to 8.30pm, at EF Gordon Square.

Information will be provided by the Department of Workforce Development, the Bermuda Police Service, Bermuda Economic Development Corporation, Bermuda Red Cross, the Department of Energy and Family Centre. There will be live entertainment, food and resource booths for parents and adults.

Chairwoman of the coordinating team that manages the Youth Development Zone project, Martha Dismont, stated in a press release: “The Youth Development Zone project was developed to provide the young people and their families within North East Hamilton with healthy youth programmes and coordinated agency resource support.

“The Youth Development Zone was launched in response to growing problems affecting youngsters, including violence, gangs, parental challenges, lack of access to resources, and polarised communities.

“Residents in Pembroke, and particularly our young people, need to know that we care about their future. We want residents to know there are donors, agencies and organisations that are working in their best interest, and are invested in their success.”