Youth Spotlight: Carl (and Alex!)

Happy #YouthSpotlightFriday! We’re so excited to share the story of Carl & Alex, who met through our mentor program at the Achieving Independence Center two years ago. Alex is a volunteer mentor, and Carl is a former member of the AIC. Carl, who was also a member of the AIC’s Broad Street Bullies dance crew, has been doing great since aging out of the AIC. When we last checked in with him, Carl had a full time job and was maintaining his own apartment.

Carl & Alex have not only stayed in touch since meeting at the AIC, but they recently collaborated to create Their app was developed to inspire youth with new words and topics every day to develop their rapping and poetry skills. Check it out here to see what today’s topic is, and view user’s responses to the daily challenge. The app is currently being developed for Android and Apple – stay tuned!