“When we go out and engage with them, … we start with a conversation,” Hughes said. “One of the things that we’ve identified as the highest need for people experiencing homelessness is just somebody to listen to them.”
Volunteer Opportunities: Ways Atlanta’s Youth Can Better Their Communities As school begins, students are faced with more ways to enrich their student experiences via a series of extracurricular activities, including sports, clubs and even volunteering. Volunteering as an enrichment activity allows Atlanta’s youth to explore new ways to improve their Read more…
How to Support a Loved One with Mental Health Issues Amanda Funger | Avant-y News Almost everyone has been affected by mental health struggles, whether personally or when trying to support a loved one. Mental illnesses are among the most common health conditions in the United States with about one Read more…
City government functions like a machine.
Everyone is a cog in the machine that makes the city run smoothly and fairly (for the most part).
When I think about how it feels to be Black in America, I am think of a famous quote by James Baldwin, an American novelist, activist, and poet who is known for his ideologies on race, class, and sex in the United States: “To be a Negro in this country and relatively conscious is to be in a state of rage almost all of the time.”
But, we at war amongst ourselves, too.
“Don’t Let It Smoke You: How to Create a Nontoxic Relationship with Cannabis”: Author Tarris Batiste reviews his “why’s”
Tarris Batiste does a good job of making his book, “Don’t Let It Smoke You: How to Create a Nontoxic Relationship with Cannabis,” a breeze to read.
At the beginning, the author sets us up with a couple of descriptive life scenarios he had to overcome during 7th grade. That helps us visually see him as a person and all that he will start to encounter throughout the book.
He divulges his desires to fit in and his insecurities about joining a certain, older friend group he wanted to be a part of.
This was how he was first introduced to cannabis.
On Friday, Apr 23rd at 2 p.m, I entered the Georgia International Convention Center feeling hopeful.
Activism in the Age of Social Media Amanda Funger | Avant-Youth Due to the pandemic, many people are becoming involved with social justice movements through social media, which has become an increasingly popular avenue where a lot of people engage in activism. A Pew Research Center survey found that about Read more…
What’s Delta-8? If you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new legal alternative to weed being sold in Georgia. It’s called Delta-8. Delta-8 THC started being sold in late 2020, but it has recently been growing in popularity. In order to collect more information on the subject, Avant-Youth’s video journalist Matt Read more…
But for first-time owners, the headache isn’t over. Signing your name and handing over cash is only the first hurdle of owning your first vehicle. Your journey to car ownership is just beginning.
This includes constant maintenance, regular visits to the mechanic and frequent surprises. Hopefully, Avant-Youth can help smooth the process of owning your first car.