Thursday, July 27, 2017

Saving Our Youth: The Company You Keep

This video was published on YouTube on May 15, 2014. 

A Portland native, Isaiah Holt became involved with gangs as a young man. During a confrontation during which he feared for his and his friend's life, Isaiah was shot—and shot another youth. Isaiah recovered from his own gun wounds, but served seven years in the Oregon State Penitentiary for his crime. He was offered early parole for good behavior but decided to carry out his full term because he had not completed a rigorous training program to become a licensed electrician. Isaiah's story is one of second chances and turning your life around.

Source: TEDx Talks

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