P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, affiliated with the University of Florida announced today it will have a new director starting July 1st, but the person assuming the position isn’t a new face on P.K. Yonge’s campus. Current Director of Research and Outreach at the school, who is also a professor and researcher at U-F, Lynda Hayes will be the new director. WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson spoke with Hayes who has been at P.K. Yonge for more than two decades… She says she is prepared for the upcoming challenges along with the research goals she hopes to further.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/HAYESTHOMPSONCONVO.mp3]
Approximately 1.6 million children in the United States live on the streets every night. Interface Youth Center is working in Gainesville to combat this problem and educate the public on the resources available to any child or family in trouble.