Children First: Alpha Care

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Quintin Sims is learning to be a leader. He spends several days a week at the Boys and Girls Club taking part in the Alpha Care Program designed to help kids learn even during the summer months.

"I think it's good that we keep the kids off the streets during the summer so we won't be doing drugs and alcohol and all that stuff," said Sims.

Instead, they're learning about everything from their heritage and culture to how to say no to tobacco. The program is the brain child of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

"These enrichment activities give them good things to do over the summer and let them know that learning can be fun," said Amanda Carter of AKA.

Sims certainly thinks so. He says he's learned a lot in this program, and he's had a good time doing it.

"I've learned how to be a team player, how to not do everything myself, being part of a team," Sims said. "It helps you out when you grow up and try to look for a job."