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How "Y.B. Normal?" Motivates Kids


Logan Taylor and Dontay Hampton are the creators of "Y.B. Normal?" - an organization that provides support for troubled and underprivileged youth.

Logan Taylor

The Chattanooga natives formed Y.B. Normal? - that’s with a letter Y, a letter B, and a question mark after the word “Normal” - after back-to-back shootings five years ago.

Dontay Hampton

Logan and Dontay have brought Y.B. Normal? to schools here in Hamilton County and across the country - hosting motivational events and sharing curriculum.

They stopped by “Scenic Roots”...







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