Youth Program Manager Inspires At-Risk Teens, To Be At-Potential

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office reduces the burden of youth delinquency by engaging talented program managers to not only inspire  troubled youths, but also direct utilization of proper resources to ensure they don’t come back into the criminal justice system.

Dr. Keith Cradle manages programs for all 16 and 17 year olds as a youth program manager, working actively to convert at-risk youths to be  at their greatest potential.

Dr. Cradle inspires teenagers who have entered the criminal justice system in Charlotte, giving them hope to be productive and contributors when they are allowed to re-enter their community.

He manages a multitude of services, education, mental health needs, vocational training for re-entry, and more.

“If we don’t invest into these programs, they go back into the community making the same mistakes”, Keith says.

As a program manager at the Sheriff’s Office, he sees young people making the choice every day to do something better with their life, and ensure that the kids he sees today don’t come back.

These young people are going back into their communities and schools better off – leaving the system as tax payers, able to work productive jobs, and with a stimulated optimism for their future.