BR teens coached by mentors in Youth Peace Olympic

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  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Jerell Tanner, background, laughs as his teammate Quinton Jordan runs the ball between defenders Gavin Smith, left, and Deondre Jordan during Youth Peace Olympic's flag football game at Perkins road BREC facility on Saturday.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Sid Newman, Executive Director of the Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers, speaks to participants of Youth Peace Olympic's event on Saturday at the Perkins road BREC facility.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Christopher Sims concentrates as he participates in a meditation excercise during Youth Peace Olympic's mentoring session at Perkins road BREC facility on Saturday.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Jordan Stewart writes a positive message about herself during a mentoring session at Youth Peace Olympic's event on Saturday at Perkins road BREC facility.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Makayla Milton takes a swing at a tennis ball during Youth Peace Olympic's event on Saturday at Perkins road BREC facility.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Youth Peace Olympic program coordinator Diane Hargrove-Roberson gives details of the days activities to program participants on Saturday at perkins road BREC facility. mentors worked with the group on positive healthy attitudes as well as playing flag football, volleyball, tennis and arts and crafts.

  • Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Christopher Sims runs the ball as Gavin Smith attempts to pull his flag during Youth Peace Olympic's flag football game at Perkins road BREC facility on Saturday.