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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Outdoor activities are encouraged, especially when it benefits the neighborhood. 

The 27th Street West Drug Free Coalition hosted a "Teens Clean Event" surrounding the community center Neighborhood House as a kickoff to their summer program on Wednesday, June 16. 

The event furthers the coalition's mission to create alcohol and drug-free communities by encouraging youth to explore more meaningful and productive ways to spend their summer. 

One Milwaukee youth says Neighborhood House activities have become a family tradition. 

"It makes me feel a lot better knowing that I can have a place to go to, and I can also help out with the community... give back a little bit," said Jahkai Bohannon, who participated in the cleanup. 

Neighborhood House's summer program goes through August. 

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