Todd “Youth” Schofield died at his L.A. home on the night of Oct. 26. He was 47 years old. The cause of death is yet to be determined. He is survived by his three daughters, Isabella, Ellie and Abija. The guitarist played in a multitude of revered and beloved bands based in both New York and Los Angeles, including Danzig, Samhain, Warzone, Murphy's Law, D Generation and Fireburn. He also performed with Motörhead, Cheap Trick and Agnostic Front.We became friends after I interviewed him as the frontman for The Chelsea Smiles back in 2005, and though I found him kind of cocky during that interview (as is evident from the headline, “Cocks of the Rock” ), as I got to know him over the years, I saw that behind the ballsiness and bravado of his stage persona, he truly was a kind and giving soul. He practiced Hinduism and was known to take friends to Skid Row to help feed the homeless. A couple of years ago, he offered to put together an all-star band to play … [Read more...] about Guitarist Todd Youth (R.I.P.) Brought the Rock From NYC to L.A.
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Mayor Mike Duggan speaking to youth participating in Grow Detroit’s Young Talent. Jobs are being created all over the city, including those for Detroit’s youth. Flanked by foundations, employers, and other partners, Mayor Mike Duggan announced the start of the 2018 Grow Detroit Young Talent’s (GDYT) summer jobs program. The program provides six-week summer employment experiences for 8,210 Detroit youth, ages 14-24, at over 500 job sites. The announcement was made at Rickman Enterprise Group on the city’s west side, which will host the Herman Moore Tackle Life Foundation program, providing training in photography and image editing to 30 youth this summer. The mayor was also joined by over 50 GDYT youth program participants, as well as many of the funding partners that have raised $11.5M to fund this year’s program. “For many of the youth here today and those who are already working, the next six weeks will change their lives,” said Mayor … [Read more...] about Grow Detroit’s Young Talent offers city’s youth work experience
The UA Art Museum: The UA’s art museum has several exhibitions up right now, including one on the evolution of women printmakers, one filled with art created by local high schoolers, an exploration of light and photography by multidisciplinary artist Richard Slechta and The Altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo, one of the most important works to come out of 15th-century Spain. Check them all out, but do try to see the exhibit "X, Y, Z: Art in Three Dimensions" which features art that’s been formed, molded, carved, cast or otherwise arranged. As you take in the art, you can reflect on what it means to take up space, cast a shadow and have texture. "X, Y, Z" is on display through Sunday, June 24. Museum is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday. UA Museum of Art, 1031 N. Olive Road. $8 GA, $6.50 seniors and groups of 10 or more. Free for members, students with ID, faculty, staff, military personnel, AAM … [Read more...] about 4 Great Things to do in Tucson Today: Thursday, June 14
Youth who worked summer jobs more likely to stay in school, take SAT and graduate.About 8,000 participants ages 14-24 worked variety of six-week jobs in July and August last yearProgram has $11 million fundraising goal to employ 8,000-plus youths this summer. Grow Detroit's Youth Talent Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan hopes to see 8,000 or more young people enrolled in the city's summer jobs program again in 2018. Detroit's summer youth employment initiative is showing some positive educational outcomes for those who have participated in the program, according to a new University of Michigan study.UM researchers studied Detroit youth who worked summer jobs through the program in 2015 and 2016 and found they were more likely to remain enrolled in high school, graduate and take the SAT college entrance exam. They also were less likely to be chronically absent, a problem that has plagued Detroit's public schools for years.About 8,000 Detroit youth ages 14-24 worked … [Read more...] about UM study: Detroit youth jobs program shows educational benefits
With all the negative news, society seems to have a very unbalanced view of youth. Having worked with youth for over 40 years, I can attest to the fact that when young people are put to task, what they accomplish is AMAZING. Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good? September 12, 2016, Amanda Ripley is also the author of “The Smartest Kids in the World” and a senior fellow at the Emerson Collective says, “The brains of adolescents are notoriously more receptive to short-term rewards and peer approval, which can lead to risky behavior. But researchers and educators are noticing that young people are also more sensitive to notions of social justice and autonomy. Teenage rebellion can be virtuous -- even wholesome -- depending on the situation.” In Kentuckiana, there are outstanding youth programs, organizations, schools and churches that place the talents of youth throughout the community by way of service. Hope has provided our family with … [Read more...] about Defiant youth can offer hope