Mary Nelson decided that she wanted to do something about the violence affecting children in the community. In 2002, the first year the event was held, there were 850 youths in attendance. Each and every year thereafter, the event has grown in record numbers. In 2015, over 21,000 youths and their families attended our Annual Youth Day BBQ. The Youth Day BBQ attendance by our youths and their families is expected to increase in record numbers this year. We will be able to give away school supplies, backpacks and clothing to all youths who attend from grade levels Pre-K to College.