Youth discuss why they feel unsafe in their communities.
Young people discuss their mistrust of the police.
Ashton H. discusses how its important to learn from history and the importance of youth voice.
Sierra W. discusses ensuring that people of color are at the table when it comes to hiring.
Noah H. age 21 shares how he believes we can come together to combat systemic racism.
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We Must Understand Our Country’s Truthful Past to Shape Our Present & Future. It’s Time to Adopt Standards That Are Honest and Highlight the Contributions of People of Color
Work with Students to Eliminate Racist Teachings From Our Textbooks & Classrooms
Black Students Want to Escape Their Schools’ Oppressive Cultures — Declare Systemic Racism a Public Health Crisis
Stop Wasting Time Debating Whether Schools Are Too Politicized. They Are Inherently Political. Reform Discipline, Inclusion & Curriculum Instead
Barriers to Wellness
Your Experiences Matter
If you’re a young person, we encourage you to share your story this topic and how it is affected your life, what you are doing to cope, how you are being supported at this time, and what you need moving forward. If you’re a caring adult, we encourage you to listen! Please share these stories using #StateOfYoungPeople.
Once again, our hope is that by amplifying young people’s voices and helping them to be a part of national and local conversations, their experiences and perspectives can shape how schools, nonprofit and community organizations, out-of-school settings, employers, and policymakers support them both now and in the aftermath of the pandemic.
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