AT_y2yposter1Atterbury Job Corps Center ensured that Youth 2 Youth Week kicked off with a bang.

Things started with a Diversity Presentation, “You’re not White, I’m not Black” during the Monday Morning Business Meeting on Sept. 18. Shortly thereafter, the Center transported Y2Y Ambassador Brandon Kennedy to the Indianapolis International Airport to rendezvous with the National Director’s Y2Y Conference in Washington D.C. Meanwhile, students began work on a week-long project entitled “Humans of Atterbury” describing who they are and why they’re special. This is an Atterbury take on the unique “Humans of New York” project, a photoblog and book that features street portraits and interviews collected on the streets of New York City.

Art supplies were distributed to the dormitories that evening for the poster competition, themed “What Y2Y Means to Me.” The winning poster design will be transferred onto a newly built wooden picnic table and weather-sealed for display on Center. Y2Y Student-Ambassadors delivered a presentation on violence statistics from cities students come from, as well as two personal stories from the local community that demonstrated how precious young lives are and how nobody is promised the next day.