by Tia Ewing Reporter/Anchor
The Matt Garcia Youth Center is a safe haven for teens in Fairfield.
After 13-year-old Genelle Conway–Allen was found dead in a Fairfield park last month, the center is now offering self-defense for young girls.
“A lot of things have been going on with girls getting raped. This is a way for them to defend themselves,” said Malik Fowlkes, a member of the Fairfield’s Youth Commission.
The center is open five days a week, offering basketball, tutoring and mentoring for teens ages 13 to 18.