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LAPD Youth Sports Program Changes Hearts, Minds in Watts

LAPD Youth Sports Program Changes Hearts, Minds in Watts

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:43PM

Los Angeles police officers are on the offense and defense this summer in Watts. They're taking part in Watts Bears, a track and football program that pairs officers with at-risk youth.

All the players are 8- to 12-year-old children living in housing projects in Watts. In addition to playing on the team, they're required to attend a six-week summer school.

Reporter Elex Michaelson shows how the program is changing hearts and minds one touchdown at a time in this video.

For more information, visit wattsbears.com.
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