Project MI is excited to announce that our Youth Advocacy Committee will be working in partnership with Carver Alternative High School this Fall! If you are interested in mentoring, or providing instruction or other resources to our students, please drop your name and information in the comments or email Each of our students have had contact with the Shelby County juvenile justice court–some of them with pending cases–our goal is to resource and support our students in ways that help avoid future contact with the criminal justice system.
We will serve 26-30 young men and are most interested in providing instruction, mentorship and discussions in the following areas: leadership, justice system, advocacy/self-advocacy, public speaking, social responsibility, financial and economic literacy, democracy/activism, and self governance. Our subject areas are flexible but will largely be guided by student input and need.
We are also researching possibilities for community projects (no clean-up please) and student workshops–please drop a comment with any suggestions.
Thanks to my Youth Advocacy Committee Co-Chair, Jaques Hamilton, for making the Carver partnership happen! With your support, we CAN assist our young men in becoming leaders of the future!

Written by demefrank

mother, womanist, law prof, prison abolitionist. Demetria does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from the viewpoints expressed in this article or post.

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