The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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April 10, 2013

Ashtabula 100 to hold meeting on April 16

ASHTABULA — A meeting to organize a mentoring program to assist young men in Ashtabula’s black and minority community will be held by the Ashtabula 100 at the Cristal Global (Millennium) Training Center, 2870 Middle Road, Ashtabula, 6 p.m. April 16.

The initiative is the result of the Ashtabula 100’s Black Men’s Summit, held on March 17.  The men attending the summit felt one long-term solution to combat increasingly extreme acts of violence in Ashtabula would be to develop a mentoring program for young men. Attendance is open to all thoughtful individuals who wish to take a leadership role in fundamentally improving the community.  

“I am appalled by the frequency and veracity of violent acts perpetrated on and by black men in Ashtabula,” said the Rev. German Womack, pastor of People’s Missionary Baptist Church and founder of the Ashtabula 100.  “Such behavior is inexcusable and can no longer be tolerated by the good people of this city.  It must end.  We must find a solution.”

“We need to work together to fix this problem,” said Steven Sargent, director of Ashtabula’s Samaritan House, associate pastor of Hiawatha Church of God in Christ and the chairman of the Ashtabula 100. “The Ashtabula 100 is working on one solution that will give young men from difficult backgrounds an opportunity to connect with positive male role models for what could be a life-changing and beneficial experience.”

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