Adam Schiff

Story on Glendale Youth Alliance prompts tribute to those who brought it to life

Story on Glendale Youth Alliance prompts tribute to those who brought it to life

Re: “Life skills program wins top honor” (July 26) about the Glendale Youth Alliance (GYA). I was disappointed that the writer did not mention the founder of the program.

In the early ’90s, civic leader Jack Quinn was visiting an at-risk program for teens. He asked one, what would it take to keep him out of trouble and out of gangs? The teen promptly replied, “jobs.”

Quinn shared an idea with Jess Duran and Sam Engel at the Glendale Community Development and Neighborhood Services departments respectively. Together they formed the GYA. The mission was to keep...

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