Pastors in North Tulsa and city leaders call on people of faith to meet and discuss ways to keep young people on the right path. The pilot project will begin with a focus on the northside. At a city hall news conference, citizens are urged to attend a May 1st meeting at Greenwood Cultural Center. The effort is not specifically a response to the tragic shootings and manhunt over Easter Weekend, but Reverend Weldon Tisdale with Friendship Church says it shows how the city can come together. He says the time is good to move forward with this effort, which has been in the works for some time.
The idea is for the city to work with faith based groups to find ways to keep kids occupied in positive endeavors and away from the streets and gangs.