SUMMARY OF THE SHOW
On today's show, Adrian and Bev visit the Corpus Christi nonprofit, Youth Odyssey, and talk with Executive Director Becky Meyer. Adrian and Ethan get the opportunity to talk with Susie Krabacher and Robin Hamill from our partner Haiti Children. Later in the show, Bruce Gale brings us an interview with this week's Kid Hero, Taylor Moxey.
Growing up can be hard today and making that transition into an adult a difficult experience for many youth. For those kids growing up without positive role models in their life, without important life skills and without a stable home, these challenges are just multiplied.
According to a report by Measure of America, about 11percent of individuals between the ages of 16 and 24 are neither attending school nor working. These “disconnected youth” are cut off from the people, institutions, and experiences that would help them develop the skills and maturity to live productive lives in society. These youth are more at risk for poverty, early pregnancy and violence, especially in adulthood…and all of these affect society as a whole.