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“Let’s Talk About It” Episode 12: Solutions for at-risk youth

first_img Join the conversation at “Let’s Talk About It With Rod Love and Co-Host Greg Jackson” this evening at 7 PM when special guests Benjamin Garcia and Dr. Randy Nelson talk about black males and at-risk youth.Benjamin GarciaGarcia is a personal injury attorney in Orlando. He graduated from Oak Ridge High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctorate Degree from Florida A&M University.Garcia believes in being an active part of the communities he serves and helps those communities prosper, such as mentoring at-risk youth. Since 2013 he has been a part of a mentoring program called Situational R+Environmental Circumstances (SEC), which seeks to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of dependency, delinquency, and educational services through sound research and targeted mentoring services.In August of 2016, Garcia started a non-profit organization called Life Beyond Adversity, which seeks to alter the vision, process, and experiences of local urban youth. Ultimately the goals of both programs is to increase positive opportunities for youth. Garcia strongly believes that quality mentoring greatly enhances children’s chances for success.Dr. Randy NelsonNelson is a researcher and professor at Bethune-Cookman University. He is a nationally recognized law enforcement trainer in the area of community and law enforcement engagement techniques. *****Let’s Talk About It, with Rod Love and co-host Greg Jackson, now on its 12th episode, is an edgy new radio program that has a distinct “Apopka” tone to it despite airing in Winter Garden.Rod LoveHosts Rod Love and Greg Jackson are well-known figures in Apopka. Love is a local businessman and the co-chair of the Apopka Task Force against Violence. He is a consistent speaker at Apopka City Council meetings. Jackson is a local attorney, columnist for The Apopka Voice, and ran for the Florida Legislature in 2016 for District 45, which includes a part of Apopka. Now airing its third episode tonight, the co-hosts have shown a willingness to take on any issue their callers wish to discuss. Nothing is off the table.The show airs on WOKB 1680AM on Mondays from 7-8 PM. You may also stream it online here.Let’s Talk About It describes itself as a show in search of results-oriented solutions. It tackles important subjects such as crime in urban communities, jobs, business growth, relationship with the police, transitioning from a mom and pop proprietorship to mom and pop incorporation and a whole lot of other action initiatives that affect the quality of life of individuals and families are the major focus. Its goal is to develop an understanding of the everyday needs and issues of people and assist in empowering them with the necessary information or motivation towards addressing such needs, all with the support of professionals or experts who will be the show’s guests.Greg Jackson  Let’s Talk About It has an interactive style of information sharing that is both entertaining and educational.  It acts as a vehicle for civic and faith-based organizations, small businesses and everyday citizens to be able to work together to foster a progressive development of communities’ interactivity with one another.To join the conversation tonight, call Let’s Talk About It at 407-894-1680. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! TAGSGreg JacksonLet’s Talk About ItRod Love Previous articleLearning by giving: How today’s students can become tomorrow’s philanthropistsNext articleOrange County hosts Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img read more