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KC man creates program to help teens manage social, political issues

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Posted at 5:49 PM, Feb 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-13 18:49:48-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One Kansas City, Missouri, man is working with teenagers to help them discuss the many social and political issues that have emerged over the course of the past year.

Kyle Hollins, CEO and founder of Lyrik’s Institution, held a summit Saturday, offering a safe space for teens to talk about those issues and learn how to handle them.

"There's a lot of thinking that has been going on in 2020 that we kind of need to talk about, that they need to be able to voice,” Hollins said. “So, there's going to be solutions that they're going to be able to come up with and then solutions that we're going to be able to navigate that conversation with. So they can actually start thinking about better strategies when it comes to moving forward in 2021."

Hollins said this is just the beginning of their efforts. Due to grant funding, Lyrik’s Institution is making plans to launch a tour so the program can reach more children.

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