Violence fuels new program

BY AMANDA CHODNICKI

LANSING STAR STAFF WRITER

LANSING- Recent violence among teens in Lansing pushed one church to take action by creating a new program called Saving Our Sons. Three students from Sexton High School were wounded during a shootout in mid-September. “We need to take the youth involved in the violence off of the streets and away from it all,” said Anthony Roby, director of Saving Our Sons and youth minister at Word of Life International and . “If we focus on them, the violence will go down.”

Roby is calling on men in Lansing to join the program and become mentors for young men in the community. Community partner

Saving Our Sons has teamed up with Gateway Community Services.