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#OTGYpsi: Out Of Pain Comes Purpose

Oct 28, 2020

Ypsilanti residents Yoland and Keith Ragland were in shock after losing their 19-year-old son to gun violence in 2017, but they channeled their energy into a vision for an arts education nonprofit called Elevation Youth Corp., one they hope can benefit Ypsilanti-area children much like their son.

WEMU's Lisa Barry and Sarah Rigg from "On the Ground-Ypsi" talk to Yolanda about their efforts and how they hope it benefits the Ypsilanti area community.


Resources:

Concentrate Ann Arbor

Sarah Rigg's Feature Article: After losing son to gun violence, Ypsi couple launches nonprofit to engage youth in arts education

Elevation Youth Corp.

Elevation Youth Corp. on Facebook

MLive: "Fatally shot 19-year-old remembered as 'amazing dad' stolen from daughter"

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