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Portsmouth, Virginia -  Concerned citizens believe that violence is affecting their youth so they took action and put on a community style cook out. 

The cook out was Saturday afternoon at the Old Truxton School on Portsmouth Boulevard. 

Organizers tell NewsChannel 3 that the goal of the cookout was to raise awareness about building a new community center so that their young people will have a positive options in the neighborhood.