"Even though it's a for-profit, it's a community center," James Johnson said. "There's some kids that have benefited just because it's a place to go. There's a lot of broken-home kids that we deal with, single parent, live with their grandparents, that kind of thing. It kind of gives them a place to stay out of trouble."
"We worked hard for Welcome Black Week in response to the lack of representation in the universal programs within Welcome Week," student James Johnson, one of the organizers of the protest, told the Northerner.