Too often, says Kansas City Mayor Sly James, adults tell teenagers where they can’t go without telling them where they can.
That’s why Jackson County COMBAT on Monday opened what it’s calling the “Hope Hangout” in south Kansas City.
“We know we have problems in the city with violence,” says James. “We don’t need to add to it. We need to subtract from it. That means we always have to be on point, giving our kids something they can do.”
The center has long been a dream of Marva Moses with the Hickman Mills Prevention Coalition.