Florence Jelks

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Groups Join Forces For Recreation By ALLEN BAKTLETT -- «men were · County Reporter gettmg together m an attempt to get previously lacking r j . IMMOKALEE - Two .m- organized recreat.on for Ira- mokalee organizations of con- mokalee youth ^ resident prjce ^ Both recently formed organ- the bu Iding wa izations were started when used as completely as ,t could ga'ngs of youths were found to be , ,. wandering the streets at all hours of the until late at night. THE TWO organizations now have joined forces to seek a YMCA ,n , Immokalee, spokesmen for the two organizations said-Thursday Florence Jelks, president of the charter-seeking Concerned ST S °/rTM T « Workers (CCW), said efforts tor organize the group was H$£ taVTM 8 "" '" front of her house. work with the organization in devd p n g a you ^8TM- Water donated weigM trammg ^PTMTM' TM Nap es YMCA donated boxmg E workins with youth in begar work ng with youth m s ^ llnterest areas ' such ab "WhaT' we're working on Wha we re working on overall is to get a l Y M C A here TM tZd wfth a number of Immokalee and hev community," she said. l facility is a ^ (hat ,, the ^ ^ by nexl year, "there ^ y Cons 4, rab i e drop i" "= crime rate in the area" ccw has organized three youth dubs , a 'Me league and other pro- 8 V P* ng "wholehearted support" to the YMCA but will not dissolve - -- -' Mrs. Jelks Commission chair- tion with youths involved, Mrs. Jelks said. During a lengthy conference, citizens learned that five gangs of black teen-agers had formed, were using condemned houses for clubhouses and were using clubhouses for pot arid drinking parties, skipping school and sometimes storing stolen goods. "THEY ASKED us to es- Mrs. Jelks said. A movie at a theatre in Immokalee had given the youth the idea of forming gangs, she related. Meanwhile, a group of Im- ed "by this summer to youth off of the streets and to give them something educational that also has recreational value." THE ORGANIZATION of businessmen are exploring the possibility of obtaining a now lacking public swimming facility for the youth of Immokalee. Walker said that during a recent junior deputy camp at the Naples YMCA, "80 out of 89 Immokalee children that came couldn't swim. "The majority of the youth in Immokalee can't swim. One of our biggest needs is to give saas-£sr-- B, ^ 8 J tab e and pinball ^i^ ^ ^ ^ ^ backing of business- B f ^ y , were P q MRS 6JELKS said the ccw CQ ^ration" from bulinlssmen. Migrant P° P S S neth

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  1. The Naples Daily News,
  2. 21 May 1976, Fri,
  3. Page 8

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