This week on Spotlight with Gary Shipe, Sunday at 5a:
This week we hear from The Mockingbird Society’s Executive Director Annie Blackledge and Network Representative Orion Olsen. The Mockingbird Society is working to transform the foster care system and end youth homelessness. Orion works with the Mockingbird Youth Network to train young people who have experienced homelessness or foster care to be their own best advocates. They have learned how to participate in the legislative processes that slowly, but surely are changing the lives of foster care youths.
We also hear about a support model for foster families that has proven very successful for both the kids and the foster parents.
Then stay tuned for Sunday Morning Magazine with Kate Daniels at 5:30a
Laura Adams is the Safety and Education Analyst at DriversEd.com, the number 1 online driving school. She joins us to talk about the “100 Deadliest Days” for teens, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. These summer days represent freedom, parties, friends, so many fun things, and it can all add up to distractions, and then to crashes.
Julie Garner presents a personal face to the tragedy. Her son Hunter, age 16, died along with his friend in a car crash in the summer 2007. To survive, Julie and her family founded “Project Yellow LIght”. It’s an annual, creative public service scholarship project for teens to speak to their peers about safe driving.