So who is Empowered Youth and what do we do?
In a word or two, our goal is to keep inner-city young men out of prison and from dying an early death on unforgiving inner-city streets. How do we do that? Through opportunity. Our motto is YOUTH TRANSFORMATION THROUGH OPPORTUNITY.
Our focus for some time has been on job development because we realized some time ago that we could not really help these young men if I\we could not give them a legal way to earn money. A tremendous percentage of juvenile crime is money-inspired and money-related, and addressing that reality in their lives is crucial to their ultimate success.
Essentially the problem we are addressing and working to resolve is to combat juvenile violence, inner-city crime and early death on the streets though training, jobs and opportunities. We often treat the symptoms in inner-city communities and not what the core problem: poverty. Until we meet this social issue head-on, inner-city violence, death and incarceration of our inner-city young people will continue to grow at alarming rates nationwide.
View the video below to learn more about our program and our Empowered Youth students and graduates. Tomorrow’s community leaders and young entrepreneurs!
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