NCCJ Youth Leaders engage citizens in brainstorming solutions
Yasmine Regester, Staff Writer | 10/27/2013, 10:09 a.m.
On Tuesday, October 15, at the Greensboro Central Library, the National Conference for Community and Justice
(NCCJ) and the City of Greensboro hosted young people and caring adults in a conversation about how to engage a diverse teen population to make the community a more inclusive place. ANYTOWN Ambassadors from NCCJ facilitated the Teen Forum.
The October 15 forum is a follow-up to a series of meetings held across the city in September to develop and strengthen meaningful youth activities and avoid future restrictions like the recently canceled teen curfew. After
the Teen Forum, ANYTOWN Ambassadors facilitated student-led conversations and projects promoting inclusivity in school.
Sandra Hughes, a leader in the fight for unity throughout her broadcasting career, gave a brief talk about the potential for young people to set bold goals and join forces to achieve them. Hughes will be honored with the NCCJ Brotherhood/Sisterhood Citation Award on November 7 in recognition of her lifetime support of promoting understanding and respect for everyone.
“When I was a teenager, we learned what we could accomplish when everyone participates,” said Hughes, lecturer at N.C. A&T State University and former WFMYTV news anchor. “I’m excited to see youth today making a difference.