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The Good from Quarantine: COVID-19 Made Youth Development Pivot

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Youth development professionals from three Atlanta-area nonprofits met up with VOX ATL to reflect and look ahead about what we’ve all learned through the sudden and necessary shift to virtual programming — and to share what we will carry forward to maintain quality in our youth development work.

For example, Crystal Faison-Mitchell, special projects manager with Moving in the Spirit, shared: “In our strategic plan, we had ‘creating a digital dance library’ and ‘replicating pieces of our program for online’ planned down the road. But in this pandemic and being a true resource for our [community] partners, we realized, the time is now.”

Thanks to 21st Century Leaders, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, and Moving in the Spirit for grabbing the (Zoom) mic and joining us in this conversation.

For more stories about high quality youth development, enjoy the other videos in this playlist.

Video concept, recorded conversation planned and facilitated by Darriea Clark/VOX ATL alumna and Special Projects Editor 2020
Video edited by Maya Martin/VOX ATL alumna
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