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BUILD the HOOD Basketball Event

With several community members BUILD hosted a large-scale community event at the Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center for at-risk youth, adults and their families from South, West and Central Seattle. More than 500 community members enjoyed the event, which included a barbecue, basketball game, resource fair, and kid-friendly activities, including face painting and arts-and-crafts. Leading up to the event, BUILD members conducted street outreach with active gang members to encourage them to attend and help plan the event. In doing so, BUILD helped put those young men into a positive leadership role within their community, empowering them to step away from negative choices and towards more positive choices to BUILD their community.

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