Metrocenter YMCA 2011
In the summer of 2011 we partnered once again with the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration and YouthSource to do a work training program, this time at the Metrocenter YMCA. With an emphasis on initiating social justice dialogue during recording sessions, the youth produced the track “Reality,”which shares the story of the intergenerational struggles their community has faced and is constantly working against. The raw power of the song brought Lori Kesl, regional administrator of the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration, to tears when she came to visit youth in the studio. Towards the end of the program radio personality Tony Benton invited the youth to his StreetBeat program on KUBE 93. The on-air interview broadcasted to 11,000 listeners.