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SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYChicago - June 24, 20141. Wide shot of people doing yoga2. Guys walking down sidewalk in Englewood3. People watching and taking pictures 4. SOUNDBITE: Karl Mables, Yoga student: (transcript below)5. Men and boys doing yoga on sidewalk6. Tameka Lawson teaching yoga to students 7. Men stretching and doing yoga 8. Women standing doing yoga poses9. SOUNDBITE: Tameka Lawson, Executive Director, I Grow Chicago: (transcript below)10. Close up of Karl Mables doing yoga11. SOUNDBITE: Karl Mables, Yoga student: (transcript below)12. Man, woman and child doing a yoga pose on sidewalk 13. Police greeting yoga students 14. SOUNDBITE: Tameka Lawson, Executive Director, I Grow Chicago: (transcript below)15. Teen doing yoga16. Wide of yoga class on sidewalk of block in Englewood.VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:A CALMING SCENE IN AN UNLIKELY SETTING.THIS SOUTHSIDE CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD_KNOWN MORE FOR ITS STREET VIOLENCE... IS DRAWING ATTENTION OF A DIFFERENT KIND.SOUNDBITE: Karl Mables, yoga student"You saw every car ride past slowing down looking' they wanted to know what was going on."THE ANSWER... YOGASOUNDBITE Karl Mables, yoga student"I was like yoga?! I've been seeing Russell Simmons on TV do yoga so I like to try yoga."TAMEKA LAWSON IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF I GROW CHICAGO…A NON PROFIT AIMED AT EMPOWERING AT RISK YOUTH.SHE REALIZES HER APPROACH IS UNCONVENTIONALSOUNDBITE: Tameka Lawson, Executive Director, I Grow Chicago:"Like violence like alcohol abuse, substance abuse anything we normally would do to relieve tension and stress that is unhealthy we're hoping that yoga will replace that."KARL MABLES SAID BEFORE CLASS HE WAS STRESSED OUT…AND AFTER CLASS....SOUNDBITE: Karl Mables, yoga student"All type of stuff, baby momma issues the life that I live there are a lot of things going on through my head this helped me out a lot right there."IT'S THE TYPE OF CHANGE LAWSON WANTS TO SEE ON THIS BLOCK IN ENGLEWOOD. AND WHY SHE PLANS ON HOLDING SIDEWALK CLASSES ON A WEEKLY BASIS.SOUNDBITE: Tameka Lawson, Executive Director, I Grow Chicago:"We want the police to drive by to see them doing something good we want people who are driving through the neighborhood to see them doing something good because that is empowering."HELPING THEM TRANSFORM THEIR MINDS….AND PERHAPS THEIR COMMUNITY.PRIYA SRIDHAR, CHICAGO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.