As tensions remain high in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of an unarmed black teenager, BYP100 is stepping up in the city.
Charlene Carruthers, the national coordinator of the BYP 100, the organizing arm of the Black Youth Project, has been on the ground in Ferguson since Wednesday. “We are here to support the young black people who are on the front lines making the movement here in Ferguson, and continuing the movement,” she said.
She earned her masters in social work from Washington University in St. Louis. According to Carruthers, opportunities for jobs and education in the area are limited. “A lot of the young people out here are unemployed. They don’t have jobs. They don’t have opportunities, not because they don’t want jobs,” she said.
Kudos to Charlene and BYP100 for spearheading the change that we all want to see.
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