Freetown Village ceremony honors contribution of mentors, role models

Freetown Village awards were announced Tuesday. (WTHR photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Four community leaders are being recognized for their work with the group Freetown Village, who describe themselves as "a history museum without walls."

The organizations is honoring people who have become role models and mentors for kids who take part in their summer camps, including a Metro Police officer, county clerk, pastor and businesswoman.

"Even though we deal with history, history can be living and people can be alive and I think kids relate to people and we tell them these are adults, but they use to be children just like you, and they had chores just like you and they made it," said Ophelia Wellington, executive director.

The goal of Freetown Village is to expose kids to successful African-American people in Indianapolis and across the country.

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