WSVN-7 Features Local Changemaker In Miami-Dade County

In Hope and Healing, a segment on people making a difference in their community by giving hope and guidance to the disenfranchised, WSVN-7 will highlight Affirming Youth Leadership Program on Wednesday, October 12th.

MIAMI - Oct. 7, 2016 - Affirming Youth Leadership is the flagship mentoring program created by Jonathan Spikes, Founder and President of the Jonathan Spikes Foundation. The organization has been selected for the work they do to help heal broken bonds and give youth a second chance, or in so many cases a first glimmer of hope for their future. This is achieved through the strength of the program's core curriculum which teaches young people to monitor, understand, and manage their stress, anger as well as other difficult emotions that they encounter. "I'm humbled by this acknowledgment for the work we are doing in our schools and local communities," said Spikes. "Utilizing our proven intervention/prevention strategies to empower our youth is showing to be very effective in them managing and maintaining themselves. I'm excited about their future and am looking forward to seeing them reach their highest selves and creating the world as it should be," he concluded. Hope and Healing was created to reach out to ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things in the community which inspires positive change. WSVN-7 will continue to highlight people 1 to 2 times weekly in this special news segment. If you have a candidate that you feel meets the base criteria, then send your story ideas to Affirming Youth is a program whose goal is to holistically impact young lives and families through advocacy, education & collaboration. Affirming Youth seeks to identify and highlight promising approaches to offering Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Regulation skills to youth 12-21 years of age. For more information, contact: Jonathan Spikes at 305-230-4598 or visit

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