FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) – The burned-out QuikTrip hit by looters on the first night of Ferguson unrest will be converted into a job center.
“It served as a symbol of what had transpired,” says Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis President and CEO Mike McMillan. “It is our goal to take it into a phoenix rising from the ashes, so that we will then transform what was a tragedy and turn it into a triumph.”
QT executive Michael Johnson says what young men need most of all is “direction.”
McMillan says the young men walking into the four-week Save Our Sons program will get that direction.
“And at the end of the week four, the absolute goal of it is placement in a job,” he says. “So we will not be successful if we have not placed people in jobs.”
The program will teach young men how to get a job…
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