Local organizations want to make Peoria a better place to live

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Local organization New Millennium Institute (NMI) wants to help make Peoria a better place to live.

NMI has partnered with a new organization called, For You, the Culture (F.Y.T.C.). This organization helps to empower young individuals, particularly males, by encouraging them to complete higher education degrees.

In April, NMI partnered with a host of other community leaders and members and successfully provided a Male Leadership Summit. Since that time, there has been a series of alarming events including a surge in homicides and police-involved shootings.

NMI will meet at the downtown Peoria Public Library at 1 p.m. Saturday to talk with locals to discuss strengthening various aspects of the community, including lowering violence and increasing high school and college graduation rates.

The founders of this organization were low income, at risk students who attended Peoria schools, as well as members of Mr. Bryson’s Harvesting Dreams African American Male Academic Retention Program. Now, the founders have recently graduated from college. 

For additional information, contact James Bryson at (309) 208-8778.

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