Hundreds of young men and women packed The Cosby Auditorium on the campus of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia for Jenesse Center’s first National Youth Conversation this past November. Lead by Jenesse Youth Leader and Morehouse student Aaron Francis and in conjunction with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, The Conversations was an extension of the Los-Angeles based Youth Conversations that were created as forums for youth to discuss ways to end
The forum is part of Jenesse’s youth-based initiative, Abuse ≠ Love which seeks to educate youth on healthy relationships and respect. Topic ranged from the responsibility of men and women when in relationships, the culture of violence in communities, what to you are in an unhealthy relationship and ways to educate friends who are abusive relationships. The panel was made up of student leaders who attended both Spelman and Morehouse Colleges as well as Jenesse Youth Coordinators Jerry Jackson and Angela Parker.
Jenesse ATL is an Atlanta based group formed by Aaron Francis that works in partnership with Jenesse Center to help Atlanta families who are victims of domestic violence and to educate and start a dialogue with Atlanta young adults on healthy relationships.