Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Youth Empowerment
April 30, 2012 8:30:40 PM PDT
ABC7's Emmy award-winning public affairs show, "Beyond the Headlines," provides in-depth coverage of the topics and issues facing the people of the Bay Area. Throughout the year, "Beyond the Headlines" airs half-hour specials on issues, ranging from Bay Area housing to same-sex marriage.

April 29, 2012
Youth Empowerment
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

This episode of Beyond the Headlines begins with a special performance by a young poet from a Bay Area organization, Youth Speaks.

Today's show focuses on the importance of empowering youth through mentoring and job training programs. Our guests talk about how young people use poetry and/or academics to fulfill their personal goals and give back to the community. Many job training programs help with resume writing and developing interview skills. This helps young people land jobs and internships that give them a sense of responsibility and a positive outlook on the benefits of education.

By empowering youth, we are able to help educate and develop confident leaders for the future. Our guests today work hard to achieve that vision.

Studio Guests

Joshua Merchant

James Kass
Executive Director and Founder, Youth Speaks

Esmeralda Ortiz
Executive Director, San Mateo Youth Foundation

Amy Thole
Program Specialist, MatchBridge

Jay Leonhardy
Program Manager, Richmond YouthWORKS

Ulumotootua "Tua" Tavila
Student, Muir Career Academy
Richmond YouthWORKS

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