Free Food, Live Music Coming for MPD Youth Event Near H Street NE Today

by Jared Holt July 1, 2015 at 12:50 pm 0

Beat the Streets logo (Image via Facebook/Beat the Streets)The Metro Police Department is bringing live music, free food and games to the H Street corridor area this afternoon.

MPD’s second installment of its citywide “Beat the Streets” summer outreach program for youth will take place on the 1000 block of 7th Street NE, near J.O. Wilson Elementary School.

The event is from 2 to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

In addition to music, food and games, Beat the Streets will feature a rock climbing wall and street art. Organizers also will give out groceries, gift cards and bicycles, among other giveaways.

Arthur Douglas, school resource officer at MPD, said the event aims to build trust within the community and “encourage young people to trust law enforcement and come to police with problems before situations escalate into acts that can lead to arrest.”

Beat the Streets will continue its outreach in other parts of D.C. throughout the summer.

Photo via Facebook/Beat the Streets


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