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Image courtesy of Mlive Flint Journal

We’d like to thank Congressman Kildee for taking the time to talk with the kids from the Michigan YVPC  YES and Mentoring programs. “I think people operate under the assumption that young kids don’t have anything to add to the conversation, but talking to these kids about their neighborhoods is more poignant than reading data”, Kildee stated. We wholeheartedly agree! The YES program gives youth an opportunity to develop leadership skills, work with adults and create positive change in their communities. This was a great opportunity for the youth to talk about their experiences and provide valuable feedback that will help inform future policy.

For more information about YES, visit the YES website.

Read more about the visit: Congressman Kildee meets with Flint youth to discuss crime, education. MLive, January 21, 2014.