Gary Goldman, President of Kidzamerica has been spreading the good news about our movement of youth-centered communities in the media. The following are recent media coverage of our events.

Englewood Youth in National News


Gary Goldman with students sharing
their ideas on improving the community
Englewood student sharing his views
with students and community leaders

Students from two diverse Chicago southside communities, Englewood and South Chicago, were brought together in a youth-centered "sister community forum". It was part of a comprehensive youth-centered community development process. Community leaders attended, including ComEd, Pullman Bank, and the McCormick Foundation. WGN-TV covered the event and it was aired on national news several times in late December. The segment was called, Unsung Heroes.

Gary Goldman, president of Kidzamerica and a nationally recognized leader in school reform and youth empowerment, and the facilitator of the forum stated, "The purpose of this youth forum was to empower students to help create a safe and healthy environment and bring diverse communities of youth together to discuss common concerns.

The agenda consisted of a special welcome by the school to their guests and a statement of the purpose by the facilitator, Gary Goldman. Students expressed their ideas of why it was important that young people's ideas are heard and respected and how they wanted to play a role in building a better community for everyone.

"If our nation is going to continue to provide positive influence in their communities and in world affairs, we must teach our children about a different world and to appreciate the importance of their own leadership in society. We cannot return to "business as usual." Our young people will be the major players in our future, and must be included in any vision of how to build that future.  
 Gary Goldman, President, Kidzamerica

WGN-TV reporter, Jane Boal and crew with
Gary Goldman, moderator (2nd from right)

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