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Summer Night Lights: a youth perspective

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Crew members from the Summer Night Lights program serve burgers and hot dogs

Summer Night Lights is an initiative implemented in last year aimed at reducing gang violence in LA. How to do it? Give kids a place to go during Summer nights by keeping city parks open and patrolled late. Los Angeles' Brian Watt talked with South LA's Michael Leslie, a youth coordinator with Summer Night Lights who says the program has had a huge impact on his community.

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