Saturday morning, July 7 at 8:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I talked with Sonjia Young about the upcoming July 13 Conference - Giving Voice To Our Youth. Sonjia speaks about the programming at the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA and the opportunity to provide our young people with a chance to speak about their challenges. The conference will bring together 300 young people from across metro Atlanta to share their concerns about violence, our society, their community and possible solutions. There will be professional counselors and facilitators to lead and direct conversations. Additionally participants will attend "Wisdom Circles" that allow them to "give voice" to their feelings and concerns.
The Giving Voice to Our Youth conference will take place on Friday, July 13 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. This event is free for youth ages 12 - 18 and their chaperones.