As we wrap-up President Obama’s “100 Youth Roundtables” Initiative, over the next several weeks we will begin to highlight some of the conversations and solutions that young people have undertaken around the country, and follow-up with young leaders on the issues they discussed and presented.
Our first de-brief comes from the Village of Hope Academies at Vista Maria in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Their roundtable consisted of a televised component through their local cable affiliates, and the young leaders created an online video with clips of what they discussed. Topics included affordable and reliable public transportation for youth in the Detroit metropolitan area, afterschool activities in neighborhoods, and the strong positive impact that adult mentors and others had made in their lives.
But don’t take our word for it, check out what these impressive young people had to say for themselves. Watch the video here or play it below.
Kalpen Modi is Associate Director in the Office of Public Engagement