First Lady to Lead Youth Initiative
President Bush is asking the first lady to head a proposed $150 million outreach effort aimed at helping at-risk youths, especially boys, have a successful future, he announced during his State of the Union Address last week.
He said young urban males need better options than apathy, joining gangs, or going to prison.
“Taking on gang life will be one part of a broader outreach to at-risk youth, which involves parents and pastors, coaches and community leaders, in programs ranging from literacy to sports,” Mr. Bush said in his Feb. 2 televised address before a joint session of Congress. “And I’m proud that the leader of this nationwide effort will be our...
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