About
YoungPop's YOUTH UNDER CONSTRUCTION Project- 
Where Quality Character Education meets FUN!

Project co-producer David "Mello-D" Sawicki states:
Growing up in Metro Detroit at the age of 9, I was hearing songs that did not destroy my innocence. The “peace and love” movement was in full swing, however, the music of Motown and the pop songs of that day did not go into explicit detail about sex, drugs and violence, or other age-inappropriate topics. Catchy tunes with a joyful tone became my refuge. 

Years later, in my adult life, I began working with youth, about the same time “gangster rap” music started gaining huge momentum in pop culture. I became concerned, motivated and dedicated to create a “positive alternative” that promoted empowering messages for youth. I have watched the results of this effort make significant changes in entire families! This inspires me to continue and expand the efforts to reach youth everywhere, so they too can experience the same hope and joy.

When I met my wife Lisa in 1993, she instantly joined my mission. She continues to co-produce and promote YoungPop products and services as well as keynote speaking, performing and event emcee. She also offers individual and group Coaching Sessions.
David "Mello-D" Sawicki and Lisa Sawicki, YMG Project co-producers 
PHOTO: JERRY ROXAS PHOTOGRAPHY
For more about the history of the YoungPop initiative and the results of the Detroit, MI project launch (2002), please visit our legacy site: www.youngpop.org.
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Why YoungPop is passionate about their mission to help youth