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Local Charity Works To Help Young People Gain Life Skills

A local charity is hoping the recent domestic violence arrests in the NFL, including last week’s arrest of Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer, will help them raise money to get to troubled kids early, in hopes of preventing similar crimes.

Shannon Smith with "Suns Nite Hoops" said the program's goal is to teach young people, “How to stay out of trouble and basically get their lives in order through better parenting, getting a job, keeping a job, handling conflict."

The group is planning a fundraiser in Scottsdale Thursday to teach young people the life skills they need to keep this kind of violence out of their lives.

In the wee small hours of the morning, when most of us are working on REM sleep, Morning Edition host and reporter, Dennis Lambert busily prepares the news and information KJZZ listeners hear as they prepare for the day. He did that for KJZZ listeners from 1996 to 2016. Dennis retired in 2016.