#006 Precious Lives: Virtually Mourning Darius Simmons
In May of 2012, 13-year-old Darius Simmons was shot outside of his house by his 76-year-old white neighbor.
16-year-old Pierre Johnson attends the Holton Youth and Family Center, where Darius used to spend time after school. Pierre keeps Darius’ memory alive on Facebook.
The Holton Youth Center provides a safe haven for kids and teens, which the staff says help curb neighborhood violence. To learn about Holton Youth Center’s upcoming programs and other ways to participate, visit PreciousLivesProject.org.
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