City announces $20 million in funding for summer programs to keep youths away from crime

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther on Tuesday announced $20.1 million in city funding for summer programming for children and teenagers.

The programs are focused on violence prevention, training and employment opportunities and academic enrichment. They are designed to help keep young people from being involved in crimes, keep them engaged and learn and build upon new skills.

“The pandemic is finally behind us, but its fallout continues to impact society – particularly our young people, who were disproportionately affected,” said Ginther. “We have a special obligation to continue making restorative investments in their health and well-being to ensure they have the skills, knowledge and experiences they need to succeed, both now and in the future.”

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