How effective can young people be in leading and participating
in community change?
Young people are the key to make the community unite and understand. Once the people in communities figure out whats really hurting their community they see youth. The youth if some people believe me or not makes a community, because they are the ones that needs the playgrounds, the schools, they start the trouble and at times end it. But if the youth steps up and tries to make a difference then maybe just maybe the adults and everyone else who lives in or knows about the community will see a change and they would want to help out. But once they see us killing each other off, seling drugs to minors, and going around jumping people who are younger and smaller than you, they would not want to help. An essay i wrote in my humanities class helps proves how the youth are the only ones who can help themsleves. It was the 3 page essay (Oral History Project) i stated that " at times the youth comes and tries to make a change, tries to have a voice, but come on, really, have the rallies, the fundraisers, and the after school programs really worked?" The youth only has an inch to do so much with and when they try to go above and prove people wrong they are looked upon differently. The Boston Busing is an perfect example of how the youth was giving an inch even though no one wanted to and when they just had to make the best out of it and just stick it out, going above and dealing with the fact the charlestown parents didn't want the roxbury students in their school they was looked down upon and tormented. If the youth could spend so much time in fighting, killing, and doing drugs, why can't they make their neighborhood safer for their kids, brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephew.