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Mon April 9, 2012
Detroiters receive White House honor for fighting youth violence
Two community activists from Detroit have been honored by the White House as "Champions of Change" for their work against youth violence in the city.
According to the White House, Detroit's Frank McGhee and De Quan O'Neal were among 12 community leaders from across the nation recognized for their "work to prevent youth violence within their communities as part of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention..., a network of communities and federal agencies working together to share information and build local capacity to...keep our kids safe."
WXYZ's Detroit 2020 project congratulated the honorees, describing their work:
McGhee mentors and coaches young leaders to educate their peers about violence in Detroit. He’s the program director for the Detroit-Based Neighborhood Service Organization’s Youth Initiative Project.
O’Neal is a program youth director [with the Youth Initiative Project]. He helped discourage gun violence and gunfire on New Year’s Eve.
-John Klein Wilson, Michigan Radio Newsroom