Urban violence, green jobs, and the Youth PROMISE Act

Authors: ada

Our friends at The League of Young Voters are leading the charge for the Youth PROMISE Act, a bill to increase proven programs that reduce crime and violence at the local level.

In an article on The Huffington Post yesterday, Julia Rhee, Youth Organizer for Green For All, says of the Act:

"We need to speak up and let our elected representatives know that we, as a country, don't believe in throwing away young people and that no one gets left behind. Programs like green job training programs and investment in vocational education are what can help create real pathways out of poverty and help show young people that there are real alternatives."

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