FIGHTING BACK: Building a solid foundation through music


    500 local youth brought the house down at Mobile's Saenger Theatre.

    There's more to this mass choir than music. It's about building a foundation on the importance of goals and education and setting kids on career paths.

    It's a way of fighting back against youth crime and violence, through music.

    For four days these kids work on their vocal skills and their spiritual life.

    From the youngest to the oldest, these are Youth on the Winning Side.

    Yvonne Matthews is the coordinator for Youth on the Winning Side.

    It's a faith-based music workshop that incorporates all facets of the arts.

    Makayla Chastang says being a part of youth on the winning side has not only helped her build lasting friendships with people who have the same goals and interests; it's made her a better teen, she says.

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