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3:28 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

5 Takeaways from Forum on the Struggles of Louisville's Inner-City Youths

Credit Jacob Ryan/WFPL

What issues do Louisville's inner-city youths face and how can the community help? Those were some of the topics in the first in a series of forums Sunday addressing Louisville inner-city youths. 

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Local News
1:37 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Forum To Address Issues Plaguing Inner City Youth in Louisville

Eddie Moore Jr., right

Eddie Moore Jr. knows it takes more than talk to influence young people into making decisions that set them up for success.

“What I try to do for young people is not just talking about it, but being about it,” he said.

Moore, the executive director of The Privilege Institute, said he works everyday to “be about it” through his work. 

He travels the country looking to show young people and communities the value in diversity through the elimination of oppression.

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Local News
7:02 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Louisville Leaders Seeks to Keep Kids Engaged Through Summer Programs

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Young people in Louisville are being encouraged to participate in an array of summer activities announced Tuesday by Metro Government officials.   Some of the programs would be funded through Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s proposed budget, which allots $2.2 million for youth development.

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Local News
7:00 am
Sun April 27, 2014

Mayor Fischer is Interested in Toughening Louisville's Curfew Law, but Police Write Few Citations

Credit Louisville Metro Police

One idea floated in the aftermath of the string of violence by young people last month in downtown Louisville is strengthening the city's curfew law.

At the moment, Louisville doesn't permit people 18 and younger from being out after 11 p.m. on weekdays and 1 a.m. on weekends (with several exceptions). The curfew ends on all days at 6 a.m.

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10:34 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Kentuckiana's Summer Jobs Program Meets Goal

KentuckianaWorks administers the Summer Works youth jobs program.

Louisville's Summer Works job program has met its $1 million goal to employ up to 400 young workers this summer.

The program, which pays youth to work at various non-profits and public agencies around the county, is administered though KentuckianaWorks, the Workforce Investment Board for the Greater Louisville region.

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7:00 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Youth Summer Jobs Program Comes Up Short

Kentuckiana Works executive director Michael Gritton says nearly 300 jobs have been secured for youth this year.

Mayor Greg Fischer’s goal of employing 400 students this summer has not been met, but the Kentuckiana Works summer jobs program has seen growth.

Monday is the first day on the job for around 150 students who signed up for the "Summer Works" program this spring, said Michael Gritton, executive director of Kentuckiana Works, the Workforce Investment Board for the Greater Louisville region.

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