Community Spotlight: Navy Veteran, N’Neka Malone

August 09, 2018


N’Neka Malone, tells Harry Connick Jr. about the Urban Warriors Program, which teaches inner city youth how to cope with their dangerous communities. (Harry T.V. Show)"

Harry Connick Jr. invited Navy Veteran N'Neka Malone to speak about the work she does at the YMCA of Metro Chicago's Urban Warriors program, as a veteran mentor to youth exposed to violence. She also talked about why she joined the navy, her experience growing up in Chicago, and how she hopes to impact the youth around her.

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To learn more about joining the Urban Warriors program as a veteran mentor, contact Julio A. Cortes, Urban Warriors Veteran Coordinator, at

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