as appeared in the Detroit News on April 7, 2015
Like many 16-year-olds, Antoine Williams is looking forward to his first job.
And by joining with others teens in the Youth Development Commission’s Building Blocks initiative, which promotes community-based projects and employment opportunities for young minorities, he also has the chance to boost neighborhoods through clean-up efforts and more.
“It’ll be good to get out,” the 10th-grader said. “I think it’ll give Detroit a chance to come up.”
The teen was on hand Monday when details of Building Blocks were reviewed during a pre-launch gathering at the Red Door Digital art gallery in Detroit.
The YDC, a city-based nonprofit, in February announced the initiative, funded by a $220,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase, officials said.
See photos from the event here.