On Wednesday, July 8th, Restore, Uplift, & Hope San Diego (RUHSD) held its’ second Virtual Town Hall Q&A Event in the Series - "Youth Voices Matter". In this series RUSD gives local students and their parents an opportunity to voice concerns and ask questions to community leaders and activist about different topics.
The theme for our second panel was "Black Athletes & A New Direction", where the discussion centered around young black athletes discussing opportunities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). The panelists were able to provide critical insight to help provide the families information during this difficult decision.
We were excited to have as our Panelist:
Katari Key - Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Business Operation.
Dr. Emmett Gill - Chief Visionary Officer Athletes and Advocates for Social Justice In Sports.
Rudolph A. Johnson, III - President and CEO Neighborhood House Assn. of San Diego.
James Cooper - Head Baseball Coach Grambling State Univ. • Asst. Coach Team USA Baseball.
And Special Introduction From:
Chaunteal Webb-Candler - Founder HBCU Alumni San Diego • Co-Owner
The San Diego Guardians
After a brief prayer we jumped right in. Over 60 parents and young people joined in to ask a variety of questions around the topic and our panelist were very open and honest with the information they shared and also willing to share their own experiences with the group as well.
We look forward to our third Panel Q&A in the series -
"Back To School - Dealing With The New Normal"