Local teen works to lift spirits of incarcerated youth - KOTA Territory News

Local teen works to lift spirits of incarcerated youth

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A Rapid City teen wants his effort to bring in books for troubled youth at the Western South Dakota Juvenile Services Center to send a message that somebody cares.

Morgan Phillips, 13, got the idea to do a book drive for JSC after his mother participated in the Rapid City Police Department's Citizen Police Academy and took a tour of the facility. When Morgan's mother, Colleen, noted the rough shape of the books, Morgan decided he would help and hopefully make the youth there feel valued in the process. "Those kids have made poor decisions and I thought maybe if someone would give them a new book, maybe someone would care about them and they would make better decisions later in life," Morgan said.
 
If you'd like to donate new or gently used books, Wii games or movies to JSC you can drop them off at Zion Lutheran Church in Rapid City or at KSLT radio station through March 17th.
You can also give a monetary donation at zionrc.org.

 

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