Chicago Police Coach Baseball League To Mentor At-Risk Kids
Police have had some negative spotlight in the news lately. But these caring cops in the Chicago neighborhood of Englewood want to change that. They have been taking investing their time in the lives of local kids by coaching them in baseball. The very violent part of the city has been influential on the the youth. The police officers wanted to have an impact on these kids by strengthening their bond with them through the great american past time of baseball.
"Showing them that police are human, that we're their friend, that they are safe around us. That's an extension of being a police officer," Angela Wormley, a local police officer, said.
The Englewood Police Youth Baseball League is made up of 9-to-12-year-olds and meets in Hamilton Park. The practice and games fill the streets with laughter and cheering instead of the usual sounds of violence so commonly heard in town.
H/T NBC News