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Buffalo launches Instagram challenge for teens at home

The City of Buffalo has launched a program for local teens to help spread the message that staying home and practicing social distancing is the best way to slow the spread of Covid-19.

The program, #BuffaloPAUSE, created in partnership with AT&T, the Police Athletic League of Buffalo and Say Yes Buffalo, is an eight-week digital challenge for Buffalo teens ages 13 to 18. It was designed to engage teenagers while encouraging them to stay home and practice physical distancing.

Each week, beginning this week and continuing through the week of June 8, a new challenge will be posted on Mayor Byron Brown's Instagram account. Participants are asked to make a related Instagram post, showing how they are passing the time in a creative, productive or fun way.

This week's challenge is "Love Your Earth." Participants have until 11:59 p.m. Saturday to put up a post tagged #BuffaloPAUSE.

Each week, up to 50 winners will receive a $20 Amazon gift card. All entries must take place at home indoors or outdoors following proper social distancing guidelines.

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