The Fall River Youth Violence Prevention Task Force identified safe spaces for young people to gather in the community as  one of the top priorities for youth. As a pilot event that will help the task force launch a safe places initiative, the Mayor's Youth Council and the Citizens for Citizens Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program worked with the  Fall River Boys and Girls Club to create a Teen Night at the Club on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The event was a free fun night for high school students with a three on three basketball tournament with prizes, music, pizza and more. Close to a hundred teens showed up for the three-hour event that was staffed by volunteers from the Club, the Youth Council and CFC. "We're going to be planning a bunch of Teen Nights throughout the rest of the year, and this is the first one to kick off" stated Club Teen Director Mimi Larrivee. Teens will pay $20 to cover costs of food and beverages for the entire series.  Click here for a three-minute video of the event. For more information about the Club, contact Mr. McCarthy at 508-672-6340.

(Top row) As teens hang out in the upstairs teen room, Boys and Girls Club Teen Director Mimi Larravee and Mayor's Youth Council member Jana Grimley are on hand to welcome them to the first Teen Night. (Row two) Amina Sampson and Cee Cee Hood serve free pizza and beverages at the Teen Center snack bar. (Row three) Teens gather in the gym for the start of the basketball tourney overseen by Mimi. (Row three) Kevin Dias points to John Carlos Sanchez before he takes the ball in for a shot. (Rows four and five) Tara McCann referees the game between The Primitive and The Late Guys along with Mimi. (Bottom row) The crowd watches as John Carlos runs into Bolt Dillon during the final game. 

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