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CARSON AND PITT
Young Nation is the organizational evolution of Expressions; a small, community-based youth group from southwest Detroit. After growing up in the neighborhoods of southwest Detroit and having experienced other urban, sub-urban, and rural neighborhoods, the founders of Expressions returned to the intersection of Carson and Pitt streets in the late 1990's. While this corner in southwest Detroit was the site of strong bonds between diverse families, friends, and the overall community, it was also tied to the ups and downs of a variety of exploitative ventures – most notably, gang and drug culture.