Chicago group promotes peace using video games

December 19, 2009 3:32:06 PM PST
One organization is using video games in its effort to help stop the violence among students.The Roseland Ceasefire Project invited Fenger and Julian high school students to unite by playing video games together.

Each student was paired with a player from a different school. Then, each team competed against local celebrities, like Shawn Knight from radio station Power 92.

"You know, it's all about bringing the kids together and giving them options, and I really love this idea," Knight said.

"I think Fenger is being seen as a negative school. I don't like that. I think it should be seen as a positive school because it's only about different communities. And I feel we should come together at peace. We all have something in common," said freshman Michael Strickland.

Chicago area politicians, along with the store Gamestop, donated Xbox 360 gaming systems and food for the participants.


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