MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- We often report on young people ending up behind bars, but we were able to actually hear from some of them on Monday. The group “Incarcerated Youth Speaking Out For Change” formed about three years ago and is a collaboration between BRIDGES and the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.
Commercial Appeal article by David Waters that covers how she got into activism and how Incarcerated Youth Speaking Out for Change was formed.
Commercial Appeal article by Kate Fretland on the solutions to improve schools that came out of the youth detention center in Memphis TN.
Article posted in the National Juvenile Justice Network that selected Mahal Burr and Evan Morrison to receive their "Advocate Reward."
An article by Next City that provides a general overview of the history and accomplishments of IYSOC at the onset of the program receiving an award from the NJJN.
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Shelby County program is aimed at changing those statistics. On Thursday, several young men stood behind a podium to convince other young men not to wind up behind bars.
Memphis Daily News article by Don Wade who lists organizations to receive a grant from the Community Foundation, one being the IYSOC program.
An Article by the Commercial Appeal that goes over the recent progress that been made in the area of youth justice.
New Memphis article that goes over the founding of IYSOC.
Memphis Daily News article by Dr. Mary C. McDonald on the Incarcerated Youth Speaking Out for Change recommendations.
Local News Memphis segment on an event where the Incarcerated Youth Speaking Out for Change spoke with Shelby County School board member about their recommendations to improve schools.