Keeping Kids Busy this Summer

 Decatur- Kids are already out of school and are itching to get into summer activities. Many kids in Decatur are always saying there's nothing to do in the summer time. The men of Caring Black Men are aiming to change that.

They are starting a free summer program for kids ages 7-12. The first day is Thursday from 12-3pm at Mueller park. There will be various activities from golf, to baseball and basketball. The kids will also enjoy a free lunch. However, it's not just for the children. Caring Black Men are aiming to bring families closer together with two movie nights.

The summer program is a collaboration with Caring Black Men, The Decatur Park District and the Macon County Sheriff's Department.     Lt. Antonio Brown called it a perfect marriage.

"Caring Black Men the message they actually do during the school year, during the summer that gets lost. This is so they can still have their hands on the children. As the old saying goes, idle hands is the devils playground, we're going to try to keep them busy," Lt. Brown said.

Lt. Brown also said, this will keep kids in the community out of trouble. This is also a positive message that the sheriff's department is sending; that law enforcement is not always like the negative publicity that going on around the U.S. Lt. Brown said, the sheriff's department is fully invested in the Decatur community.

The summer program will last until the first of August. For parents who are skeptical about the safety at Mueller Park, Lt. Brown said, officers will be there, so they have nothing to worry about.
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