Street Beat Preview: Keeping Kids Safe In And Out Of School

On Saturday, September 26, 2015 Street Beat host Amyre Makupson looks at ways to keep children safe in and out of school.

First, Lisa Carter, the Program Coordinator of AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project, explains how that group is creating safe routes to school.

Willie Burton and Jon Dushaj from Crimestoppers Project Safe Campus with Street Beat host Amyre Makupson. (credit: Edmon Armstrong/CW50)

Willie Burton and Jon Dushaj from Crimestoppers Project Safe Campus with Street Beat host Amyre Makupson. (credit: Edmon Armstrong/CW50)

Then, Willie Burton, Manager of the Project Safe Campus program for Crimestoppers, and intern Jon Dushaj explain how this program reduces crime and problems in school.

Kenzie Bisbing of the Oakland Mediation Center and Street Beat host Amyre Makupson. (credit: Edmon Armstrong/CW50)

Kenzi Bisbing of the Oakland Mediation Center and Street Beat host Amyre Makupson. (credit: Edmon Armstrong/CW50)

Next, Kenzi Bisbing, Education Manager for the Oakland Mediation Center, talks about peaceful conflict resolution.

Wendy Hilliard, founder of the Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation, and Street Beat host Amyre Makupson. (credit: Edmon Armstrong/CW50)

Wendy Hilliard, founder of the Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation, and Street Beat host Amyre Makupson. (credit: Edmon Armstrong/CW50)

Finally, Wendy Hilliard, the first African American to compete internationally in rhythmic gymnastics, created the Wendy Hilliard Foundation to provide free and low cost gymnastics training for urban youth.  She discusses why she’s bringing the Foundation to Detroit.

 

            

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