Maywood J.A.G. Program to Give Away More Than 2,000 Bookbags Thursday

Did you know that 75 percent of the crime committed by juveniles is committed by those who dropped out of school?

The Maywood Juvenile Assistance Grant (J.A.G) Program, sponsored by the Maywood Police Department, has been helping at -risk youth in Maywood and surrounding suburbs for about 15 years. The program provides mentoring, tutoring, field trips and other activities to a wide range of young people, from 2nd graders to college sophomores.

Thursday at 5pm in the Maywood Multipurpose Building (200 S. 5th Avenue), they’ll be giving away more than 2,200 FREE book bags to any students who show up.

For more information, call Detective Lawrence Connor, co-director of the Maywood J.A.G. program, at 708-473-6181, or email him at lconnor@maywood-ilorg.


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