There’s a group of people in Nashville that want to help make sure Nashville’s youth make it back to school next year, and ‘survive the summer’. They’re members of the Nashville Kappa League, and they lost a fellow McGavock student and athlete, Dontae Drew, to gun violence in December. Their goal is to make sure we no more lives are lost over the summer. Join them Saturday (tomorrow!) at McGavock HS for food, fun, games, & guests!
On Saturday they will he holding their 2nd annual ‘survivor summit’ called ‘Silence the Violence’ at McGavock High School. They say they were given the idea last year by their mentors in the Brentwood Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. They were tasked with creating the project, with the main goal of getting kids to make it back to school after summer break, which is often a difficult time for Nashville’s youth. They want to motivate youth to do something different with their summer than they’ve done in the past.
This year, they say the event will be much larger than last year’s, with the addition of guest speakers in the auditorium area of the school, with music, food trucks, and lots of things to do with bouncers and games at the event. The event will be from 12 Noon until 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11th. at McGavock High School, 3150 McGavock Pike.