22X20 campaign event State of the Youth in Edsurge

We will have a more in depth blog post soon about the State of the Youth campaign event we held with Do Something and Ozy in Washington D.C. coming soon, but in the meantime check out the article in Edsurge by Jenny Abamu about the event.


Velonte Chambers, a 19-year-old student at Luke C. Moore High School, described his fears of having to find a new home while working two jobs and trying to finish high school. His family of six, including his four younger siblings, his mother, and himself, live in government-assisted housing that is set to be demolished in less than a year.

“The thought of having my home ripped from underneath me is terrifying. What will happen to my family?” says Chambers, reading off a tiny cell phone to the crowd. He hesitated and apologized to the audience as he choked back tears.

Velonte gets ready to share his story