Young Adults

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.

On the December 9 edition of The Local Take, I spoke with Charles Walker of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta about YouthBuild.  Mr. Walker explained that this program began in New York when young men were asked what they wanted to do in their neighborhoods. The program is designed for young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are interested in a career in the construction trades.