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Members from Salem teen organizations to perform at State House for child advocacy day

Posted by Terri Ogan  March 8, 2013 03:43 PM

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Teen musicians from the Plummer Home in Salem, as well as the organization’s On Point neighborhood program, will be performing at the State House for Children’s Advocacy Day.

The Child Advocacy Day program is organized by The Children’s League, a statewide non-profit association that advocates public policies and services for the commonwealth’s youth. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. in the Nurses’ Hall of the State House on Tuesday March 12. The children’s performance will be at the conclusion of the program, around 11:30 a.m.

The children will perform two songs. “Save Me,” will be performed by two Plummer Home residents and “12/14/12,” a song about the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., will be performed by five youth that attend the program at the On Point Teen Resource Center.

The Plummer Home seeks to provide adolescents innovative support and services, in a safe and nurturing environment as well as to build the skills and relationships necessary for a successful adulthood. It serves up to 12 young men, ages 14 to 18 with histories of abuse, neglect or behavior struggles.

The On Point Teen Resource Center is a new program in Salem’s lowest income neighborhood and serves youth on probation and others at risk. It is operated in collaboration with the Essex County Juvenile Court and the Salem Police Community Impact Unit.

Terri Ogan can be reached at oganglobe@gmail.com, or follow her on Twitter.

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