Danville working to create youth task force

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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) Danville is working to create a youth task force.

The whole goal is to give kids a positive alternative to gangs and make them great citizens of Danville.

Several organizations like the YMCA, Boys & Girls Club and the Department of Parks and Recreation have been invited to participate.

"We care about the children in our community, and we care about the safety of everyone in the community. We don't want children to get involved in activity that's going to lead to problems for them in the future," Danville City Manager Ken Larking said.

Larking hopes to have the first youth task force meeting by the end of the month.

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