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Teens want to do yard work as a start for better life

CINCINNATI, Ohio (Deborah Dixon) -- There are some teens who have already decided to make good choices this summer, instead of running around causing trouble, like those who assaulted people in the area around the Taste of Cincinnati. 
 
A couple of years ago, there were eight of these lawn mowers and 20  boys and girls worked in shifts on 68 yards. Most of the lawn mowers are shot, but some teens say they're still going to bring the lawn service back to life

These are the good guys. They don't want to talk about troubles at The Taste. They weren't there. They want to talk about the future, this summer and beyond.

Antonio pritchett has big dreams. "To be the man my mom wants to be no drug dealer get a job a career. What kind of career to you want? Medical assistant start a new life"
 
Antonio believes his dream can begin with a lawn mower. Letters went out to churches Sunday, looking for customers for the Village Lawn Care.There are 11 so far. Tarmell Humphrey worked the lawn service for years, now he's going to supervise. "If you can get kids to do this get kids off street make their own money be productive"

Pastor Peterson Mingo says the boys will run the business, getting customers, scheduling and maintenance.  

"When I make money don't have to be ashamed to spend it got it through own effort building something for me and my community"
 
Pastor Mingo says the lawn mowing service begins Monday with whatever tools they have to work with. He's one of those people who simply has faith good things are going to happen.

The Village Lawn Company does have a van, so the crew can travel. 

If you need yardwork, a garage cleaned out, or gutters cleaned call Pastor Mingo at 602-4619. Donated equipment such as mowers, rakes and hedge trimmers would be put to good use.

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