BROOKLYN - Organizers in Bedford-Stuyvesant are trying to give formerly jailed youth a second chance by working with census outreach programs.

According to the census Web site, 33.7 percent of residents in Bedford-Stuyvesant returned their census forms. The youth are working to change the low participation rate of their neighborhood.

The programs is a partnership between the New York City Justice Corporation and the Coalition of the Improvement of Bedford-Stuyvesant.