Youth Voices Strong at Boys & Men of Color Hearing

Apr. 29, 2012 / By

Written by: Luis Pacheco

Luis is a graduate of Edison High School and joined The kNOw in 2009.
He is the author of “Women Deserve More Respect” in Issue 5. His hobbies are
making YouTube videos and playing Call of Duty once in a while. Luis is involved
with volunteering work and helping his fellow kNOw members through peer mentoring.
Luis truly loves The kNOw Youth Media and is excited to be a support for youth
that need someone to talk to.

State legislators, community members and youth leaders gathered at Fresno
City Hall to discuss issues affecting boys and men of color. In Fresno,
young men of color have the highest poverty and unemployment rates,
highest homicide-related deaths and least number of high school and
college graduates.

The hearing was hosted by Building Healthy Communities of the 
California Endowment and PolicyLink.


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