SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Dozens of kids and teens gathered at Fruitridge Community Center Saturday to enjoy the second Summer Nights of Impact.
The free event offered board games, water slides, food, and haircuts. More than a hundred people attended the block party.
The program started in 2018 in the Meadowview neighborhood following the officer-involved shooting death of Stephon Clark, which caused unrest for months in Sacramento.
Organizer Berry Accius said these events are meant to bring the community together.
"We kind of figured out we needed to do something for the Meadowview community, so we created Summer Nights of Impact," he said.
The summer events are organized by community groups such as Voice of Youth and 21 Reasons.
The pop-up events will run through August.