Robin Roberts Inspired by the Young Men at Urban Prep Academy

Most of Chicago's South Side is overshadowed by gangs, violence and drugs. It is an environment where many young black men are losing their way, and some are even losing their lives. "In Chicago you're seeing the perfect storm of all the negatives, all the ills that are happening to young black men in America. You're seeing a 37 percent graduation rate…what you're seeing among young black men is close to 70 or 80 percent unemployment rate," said Phillip Jackson, founder and executive director...Full Story
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