Group encourages books over guns for youth

August 9, 2012 9:09:01 PM PDT
Young people in Chicago are being encouraged to pick up a book and not a gun.

Thursday night, members of the group Acts of Love went door-to-door in the Englewood community, passing out books.

They also urged adults to take a pledge to love young people.

The organization thinks much of the crime that takes place is because young people aren't aware of the resources available to them.

Similar events are planned in other cities.