Out-Of-School Time Organizations Play Pivotal Role

Brittany Fisher grew up in the South End of Hartford, Connecticut, a tough neighborhood where gangs flourished.

When she entered South Middle School in 2002, other students found out her mother was a lesbian, and she was bullied. She became a fighter.

Closing the Gap: Youth Workers Helping Youth of Color

Struggling youth, especially those of color, face unique challenges in reaching their goals as they grow up, but according to the educator and OST workers in this visual piece, those growing pains can be alleviated through hands-on mentorship, relatable role models, travel and ambitious goal-setting.