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Events celebrate non-violence as students head back to school

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Few topics facing Nashville are as tough to tackle as the violence among our youth, but city leaders are working on the problem with a new partnership with the faith community.

It's called "Children's Sabbath" and includes a weekend of events coinciding with the start of school in Metro Nashville Public Schools.

The idea is to band together and end the violence by making sure kids stay in school and stay off the streets.

That starts, Mayor Karl Dean said, by showing kids that we all care about their future.

"We care that you're safe. We care that you're law abiding. We care that you're nonviolent. And we care that you go to school and that you work in school to build a successful life," Dean said.

The Children's Sabbath weekend started with faith leaders showing up at area high schools for the first day of classes Thursday.

Then, on Friday, there will be an interfaith prayer service on the campus of Vanderbilt University.

Organizers have planned a back-to-school rally Saturday at Hadley Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be giveaways, free health screenings and fun for kids of all ages.

Sunday will be designated a day of worship and prayer for the city's students.

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