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Seattle is mosaic of cultures and diverse communities, with an endless supply of inspiring tales to share. Community Stories presents this rich tapestry -- the people, the neighborhoods, the communities, relevant issues, cultural traditions and rich histories that make each of us unique. Learn more about your neighbors on Community Stories.

To submit story input and for further information about Community Stories, please contact: Shannon Gee, Community Stories Senior Producer, (206) 233-3982, shannon.gee@seattle.gov

Community Stories: Rainier Beach: A Beautiful Safe Place for Youth
Community Stories: Rainier Beach: A Beautiful Safe Place for Youth
11/6/20178:08

In the summer of 2017, participants in the Seattle Youth Employment Program got behind the camera to document a special initiative happening in the Rainier Beach neighborhood. Participants chronicled the work of Rainier Beach: A Beautiful Safe Place for Youth (ABSPY), a community-lead approach to reduce crime that affects young people in the South Seattle neighborhood. With the goal of building a neighborhood where youth can grow and thrive, the initiative and its youth participants are putting ground-breaking innovation into action to "Be safe. Be respectful. And be responsible."

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