Youth discuss why they feel unsafe in their communities.
Young people discuss their mistrust of the police.
Sierra W. discusses ensuring that people of color are at the table when it comes to hiring.
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As students, our voices aren’t a burden — they’re an asset
Racial Trauma and Young People: A Commitment to Action
Racial Trauma and Young People – Why We Can’t Stay Silent
Youth Voice: How Mass Incarceration Imprisons the Black Community
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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