In Recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

We issued an Equity statement in June 2020, affirming our organization’s commitment to racial equity. Youth Solutions, Inc. was far from alone in putting forward a public condemnation of racism and discrimination with a commitment to action in support of an equal and great future for all. At Youth Solutions, supporting equity is at the core of what we do as 64% of the young people under our care identify as a racial minority.

In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we are reflecting on the importance of action that Dr. King encouraged: “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” While always a work in progress, here are some of the ways we have moved forward to further embed our commitment to equity for Michigan’s young people into all we do:

JMG Youth Gets Letter Published as Part of “Dear Adult Readers: Listen to Youth”

JMG youth, Hannah Wyman, wrote a personal and moving letter on the need for mental health classes in schools that was published as part of “Dear Adult Leaders: Listen to Youth,” a four-week series produced by  The 74 Million and America’s Promise Alliance.   The series was created to elevate student voices in the national conversation as schools and districts navigate how to educate our country’s youth in a global pandemic.
Read the letter here.