Dozens gather for launch of 'The Westgate Project'

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Local businesses, organizations and community leaders gathered to celebrate the launch of a new initiative aimed at supporting young people and their families.

NC Civil Director, Jermaine McNair, organized the Westgate Project Launch Block Party at their outreach office on West 5th Street in Greenville from noon until 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

McNair says the Greenville Police Department has agreed to submit a bi-weekly list of the young adults arrested in the West Greenville area to NC Civil so they can work with community partners to reach out to these individuals.

McNair hopes to offer outreach and mentoring services, along with other community resources so troubled youth can have hope for a better future.