“Summer is just around the corner, does that mean violence is also on the way? A non-profit organization called “A Thug Is A Dud (A.T.I.A.D.)” is working to keep at-risk youth on the right path. On Thursday, they held a non-violence community event in Linden. “It’s not about dying at an early age,” said Thell Robinson, founder of A.T.I.A.D. “The parents are burying the kids, when the kids are supposed to be burying their parents.” Robinson’s goal is to end violence in Columbus communities. “The murder rate right now is way above normal,” he said. “Instead of turning up for Memorial Day Weekend, we’re trying to get them to turn down.” This is just one event that his organization holds throughout the year in different neighborhoods.“
Read the article, A Thug is a Dud: Linden non-profit hopes to guide at-risk youth, here.
Learn more about Thell Robinson III’s project, Violence And Mediation, here.