Providence Youth Caucus meets with Mayor Elorza - Young Voices
Students from the PYC-a new coalition of Providence’s strongest youth organizations (Hope High Optimized, New Urban Arts, Providence Student Union, Rhode Island Urban Debate League, Young Voices, Youth In Action, Youth Pride, Inc. and YouthBuild) met Tuesday with Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza to promote the goals outlined in their youth-written education platform “The Schools Providence Students Deserve”. Youth transform their school. Young Voices takes the lead in pushing for positive school climate.
Program Description - Young Voices
Through these transformational experiences, students achieve career and college success far beyond that of their peers. Many of our students are immigrants. They often come to the United States not speaking a word of English. But against all socioeconomic odds, they not only complete high school, but also obtain full scholarships to institutions including Brown, Brandeis, Bentley, Northeastern and Tufts. And they graduate from college. In an era in which graduation rates are measured in six years. Studen...