Running Rebels launch anti-violence billboard campaign

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by WDJT Staff
by Sandra Torres

MILWAUKEE -- A local group, committed to keeping guns out of the hands of teenagers, unveils a new anti-violence campaign on Tuesday.

Ads reading "I can stop a speeding bullet" will be posted on bus shelters and billboards around Milwaukee. The ads are part of a campaign by the Running Rebels, an organization that has been active since 1980.

Their mission is to provide mentoring, tutoring and after school programs to at-risk youth and help keep them off the streets.

The organization helps more than 2,500 teens a year and it gives them an alternative to violence, gangs and substance abuse.

The Running Rebels partner up with the Juvenile Court System to help youth through an intensive monitoring program.

The group will officially unveil the ad campaign during a news conference at their 13th and Fond du Lac location, at 9 a.m.

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