BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge leaders announced a new plan to help teens tackle some pretty big issues.
Thanks to the help of several community organizations and the Office of Public Health, hundreds of teenagers will be able to attend an upcoming teen summit.
In an effort to get their messages about violence, drug abuse and the spread of HIV out, organizers are changing up the format.
The summit will offer dramatic skits, panel discussion and even rap performances.
"Anything I can do to help clean up my city, I'm here for it," said rapper Mouse on da Track. "So, I look forward to Saturday, coming out, hanging out, having a good time. Everybody come out, come get tested. Know your status. Help the people that you're involved with. Because teens these days, they're growing up early."
The teen summit will be held Saturday at the Baton Rouge River Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is free and open to the public.