Summer Series starts with Magic Johnson
Street violence is a growing epidemic. And within our city of Chicago alone guns are one of the leading causes of death. According to colorlines.com gun violence in Chicago led to 506 deaths in 2012. Not only that, but 44 of those devastating deaths were just in the month of January.
Our series premiere is an episode you do not want to miss as we take a heartfelt yet necessary approach towards breaking down inner city violence and how we can positively contribute to The Youth of Our Future.
Evanston mother, Carolyn Murray, is an anti-violence activist who is speaking out about her first hand experience with her son and a devastating encounter with gun violence. Carolyn talks to us about how her personal story is fueling her aspiration to educate others on gun violence.
Professional boxer of the lightweight division-David Diaz also joins us and discusses his recent work through the Clyde Park District in Cicero, Illinois. As a vision of athletic success, David is a great representation as to how hard work and dedication contributes to future achievements. As he uses his past experiences and knowledge, David wants to help the youth community to better themselves in order to provide for a prosperous future! To learn more about the Clyde Park District and their programs make sure to like them on Facebook.
Magic Johnson is also in the interview seat on The Youth of Our Future episode as we talk about Friends of Magic Johnson. The concept is “a network of individuals, foundations and companies whose mission is to provide students who are at risk or have dropped out, the resources and assistance to graduate from high school (Herald Sun online 2014).”
This episode is one that you will definitely want to watch as we have even more incredible guests and stories! Make sure you don’t miss The Youth of Our Future because together we are dedicated to make a difference but we need your help to do so!