The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

October 20, 2010

Men of God expanding mission to city

By Courtney L. Anderson
Herald Staff Writer

SHARON — A local group of men focused on supporting area youth will take their message to the streets of Sharon.

Members of the Men of God Association spoke Monday at a school board meeting about their mission.

“Our kids are running rampant … some of them need direction,” said Terrence L. Crumby, treasurer of the association.

He said the students need to see that people care about them and catch them before they get into trouble and into the juvenile justice system.

The group formed about two years ago and decided it needed a purpose, Crumby said. Last school year the members began walking the streets of Farrell as school let out.

Sharon school director and Farrell Superintendent Lora Adams-King said the effort has been “very successful” in Farrell and noted that the men have the same clearances that school staff get to interact with the kids. They’re also tied in with the legal system, she said.

Crumby said anyone is welcome to join.

“This is a community thing, not a church thing,” he said.

Crumby said the group plans to begin after-school monitoring in Sharon as soon as next week.

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