Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Understanding Violence

I support volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs because they can connect people who don't live in high poverty neighborhoods with youth and families who do. The longer the volunteer is involved the more they begin to build a personal connections, an empathy, and an understanding. This is an essential step for building and sustaining the types of investments of time, talent and dollars that might some day reduce the growing violence in our inner cities.

This video is part of what we need to look at to try to understand the root causes of this violence.

If this concerns you and you agree with me that volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs can help build bridges of understanding between poverty and non poverty neighborhoods, support the Tutor/Mentor Conferences that I host in November and May.

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