KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) Chris Suggs is the president and founder of Kinston Teens, an organization working to bring a voice to youth in the Kinston-Lenoir county area.
The organization purchased the $1,000 foreclosed home in 2017.
Since then, Kinston Teens and volunteers have been working to create a safe space for young people in the area, as a community center.
It will be youth-led and neighborhood-focused.
Called the Neighborhood Hub, it will also be a place that offers services and programs that help young people with mentoring opportunities, jobs, and volunteering.
The goal is to bring increased awareness to the crime in the Kinston-Lenoir County area and to help put a stop to it.
Through donations and fundraisers, the goal is to finally have the Hub finished by this year.
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