23rd Annual Teen Fest working to inspire teens to rise against violence

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – A local organization in Lenoir County is working to help inspire teens to rise against violence.

The Young Women’s Outreach Center held its 23rd Annual Teen Fest at Lenior Community College on Saturday.

The theme of this year’s event was “I just want to be happy.” Teens from around the area attended workshops, which were led by community members that focused on self-esteem, crime, drug abuse and teen pregnancy prevention.

Executive Director of the Young Women’s Outreach Center, Joyce Clark, said, “They can do anything their mind will allow them. They can achieve the highest. They don’t have to get into the gangs. They don’t have to get into the crime in the system. They can be the very best, but they have to put their minds to it.”

Clark hopes the event inspires everyone to do better and rise against violence in their area.

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