Strike a Chord: Mentoring At-Risk Youth Panel Discussion
You can't underestimate the value of positive role models in the lives of young people, especially those at risk. This winter, WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign is focusing its attention on mentoring programs in the tri-state region. Listen to this special panel discussion we produced in conjunction with BronxNet Television. Our panel includes the following guests:
- Liza Austria, co-founder of UpBeat NYC. The organization uses the pursuit of musical excellence and ensemble performance to bring about positive change in the lives of kids in the South Bronx.
- Jim SaintGermain, co-founder of PLOT, which stands for Preparing Leaders of Tomorrow. The mentoring program is based in Brooklyn.
- Manuel Piedra and Jeffrey Ampratwum from the Boy Scouts of America. Jeffery is the Bronx BSA Staffer and Manuel is a Star Scout from the Bronx who runs after-school programs.