Urban Update

Urban Update Airs at 11am on Channel 7 -WHDH


Coming up on this week’s episode of Urban Update, host Alberto Vasallo will welcome Bryanne Toney, a senior at Fisher College and Steven Guerrero, a senior at Boston College, who are both Astros alumni and part of The Base. The two will speak about the program, a youth training academy in Boston that combines baseball and academic opportunities, and its event the Urban Classic. The event took place last week and showcased the talent of over 300 youth, exposing them to college and career opportunities.

Next, host Alberto Vasallo will talk about Junior Achievement, an organization that helps young people succeed by focusing on literacy and entrepreneurship. Vasallo will introduce Junior Achievement of Northern New England’s CEO and President Radhames Nova, Chair of Junior Achievement’s Young Professional Board Javier Torres, and a participant in the program, Miranda Melanson.

In the final segment, host Alberto Vasallo will speak with Executive Director of the Boston Adult Literacy Fund, Skye Morrison Kramer, chairman of the Board for First Literacy Jeff Beale, and Scholarship Recipient Yamileth Lopez. The guests will talk about the program, which ensures that adults with low-literacy or limited English have the opportunity for quality education.