Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church at Lauderdale is conducting a summer program for children.
Church members are teaching classes this summer to help kids stay busy with positive activities.
They say young people need role models to guide them in the right direction.
"There's so much going on these days ,not only in the classrooms but also outside the church and outside of the homes, that we try to instill something, some moral values and stability like that in the kids' lives," said church member and teacher Robert Sillimon.
Mount Olive has offered this summer program for three years.