We’d like to thank Congressman Kildee for taking the time to talk with the kids from our YES and Mentoring programs. ”I think people operate under the assumption that young kids don’t have anything to add to the conversation, but talking to these kids about their neighborhoods is more poignant than reading data”, Kildee stated. The YES program gives youth an opportunity to develop leadership skills, work with adults and create positive change in their communities. Many thanks also to Boys and Girls Club and the Church without Walls for arranging the opportunity for the youth to talk about their experiences and provide valuable feedback that will help inform future policy.
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