Local kids spent the day learning the tools they need to avoid drugs and gang activity as they grow up.
Students of all ages are taking part in a outreach program to learn character development.
On Wednesday, the kids heard from police officers who warned them about the dangers of drugs and peer pressure.
Officials say small steps now can help the kids avoid big problems later.
Teen Jayquan Carter was pressured to smoke when he was a child, and says, "Peer pressure is very deep. Sometimes people who have kind of a identity crisis have issues with that thing the most. Those are the people who should be dealt with, the ones with the identity crisis. Before you can correct them, you've got to correct yourself."
The students are part of the Smith-Williams FAMU College Reach Out Program, which offers seminars where they can learn skills like saving money, and it also offers community service opportunities.
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