HOPE TO UPLIFT DETROIT

What does it take to restore seemingly hopeless cases? Prayer, determination, dedication—oh, and prayer.

Carl S. Taylor is a Professor of Sociology and a senior fellow, University Outreach and Engagement, for Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He has been an outspoken voice of hope in working with young people and in supporting the resurrection of Detroit. The Sentinel's News Editor, Rosalie E. Dunbar, spoke with about what keeps his hopes alive. He began by describing the values his parents instilled him.

When I was a child, my parents always taught me that we should give something back to the community, to humankind, and so I felt very attached to my neighbors, to my church, to my school, and to my peers. And I've seen from my experience with young people that when they are connected to what is positive and very strong, they have no reason to get involved with the dark side.

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