Video and reporting by: Isaiah Showell
BRIDGETON, N.J. — On Wednesday nights, the Alms Center in Bridgeton hosts a number of different free youth basketball leagues.
Stronger Families, an organization based in Bridgeton, organizes four basketball leagues for four different age brackets: 8-9, 10-11, 12-14, and 15 and older. According to Stronger Families community advocate John Fuqua, the basketball leagues give children an opportunity to have fun in a safe environment.
“The goal is to get our people off the street,” Fuqua said. “Get them involved and activated in positive activities, and that’s what they do at the Alms Center. We’d rather see these young men in jerseys with numbers on them than jumpsuits with numbers on them.”
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