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Community leaders continue school bus stop pop-up event

Community leaders continue school bus...

SALISBURY, Md. - Tuesday's weather was nice, especially as kids got off the bus after school.

But one bus stop in Salisbury looked a little different.

47 ABC was near Howard and Winder Street as kids were dropped off. They were greeted with hot chocolate, cookies and the smiling faces of community leaders.

It was part of the initiative that coordinators call a "school bus stop pop-up event". The goal is to get kids interacting with police, community leaders and local organizations that help the area. 47 ABC is also told the police and coordinators learn a lot about their own community, as well.

"We learned that some high school kids want to be engineers  and some want to go into the field of physical therapy. It's amazing just to have conversations with these kids and to see them in their own element. Sometimes we have to meet them where they are," said Amber Green, youth development specialist for Americorps.

Green says about 60 students participated Tuesday and this was the 2nd pop-up event this year.
She says they plan on hosting 2 more events this school year. And in addition to the treats the kids got, they were also sent home with information on various services offered in the community.


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