‘Talk to teens’ offers advice

Jun. 22, 2013 @ 11:11 PM

 Maggie S. Lewis, owner of The Lather Lounge Hair Studio, had a ''Talk to Teens'' day June 8 at Joe’s Diner.

Judge ElaIne O. Bushfan she spoke on "receiving a good education so you can be something in this life, also keeping that positive energy around at all times.”

Jeron Hayes, an N. C. Central University graduate, spoke on "homosexuality, gangs, and how to get out here and get a job, an how your dress code is so important in today’s life, because you may only get that first impression."

Officer Charles Barkley spoke on "statistics on  teens being incarcerated because of various of reasons with the consequences of having to go to superior court." Elaine Evans, Durham County magistrate, spoke on finding love in all the wrong places."
Mayor Bill Bell spoke on "keeping yourself occupied over the summer with all the job opportunities that the City of Durham offers for teenagers, also about how to be a positive leader to everyone that’s around you."

Shirley Garrett, a former student at Durham School of Arts, spoke on "saying no to drugs, how they affect you and your family." Detisa Dorty (AWASC) spoke on " never giving up."

Lewis said she put the program together “to show teens that they can do anything they put their minds to, they can do more positive things instead of going down the wrong path.”