Empowered Youth is a 100% volunteer organization that overcomes constant financial pressure to keep helping the youth who desperately need them. Most Americans take basic life necessities for granted, but the young men from this Miami hood can’t take anything for granted.
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Hope in the Hood is GOLD WINNER of Nonfiction Book Awards.
Synopsis: Imagine a world where children’s role models are drug addicts and criminals. Where attending funerals of their friends seems as commonplace as hanging out at the mall and taking out the trash might result in being shot to death. Where electricity and functional plumbing aren’t guaranteed. Such is the life of poverty-stricken inner city AMERICA.
By stark contrast, Colleen Adams hailed from the racially segregated south in the 1940’s and climbed her way to the elite end of the social scale. But after accomplishing hollow success as a fashion and publishing marketing executive, Colleen heeded her life’s calling to tackle the hopelessness and despair of disenfranchised inner-city young men.
Hope in the Hood is the inspiring true story of one woman’s improbable dream to offer a brighter future for struggling inner-city young men. Author Shirley Alarie conveys the raw and emotional struggles and successes through the voices of the young men, and the magic as seen through their mentors and judicial system experts.
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