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.
“Young people who struggle the most, we come at them with a deficit mentality but we have to move away from seeing them in only one way and only one light,” said Marina Gillmore, Ph.D., an educator and author.

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