Mayor Lightfoot sent out a city-wide request for feedback about how to improve Chicago’s education system. Our young adults in Changing Voices, all of whom who have been through the public school system, wrote this memo about what her priorities should be.
Category: Youth Stories
He sat in the middle of the rehearsal room behind a 76-key keyboard. He’s not a big guy, so he was mostly covered up by the keyboard, its speaker, and the snapback on his head sporting the words ‘Peace King.’ “Can I play a song for you?”
Introducing a new partner and a new program to provide our Changing Voices youth with the job readiness and future planning skills they need to succeed.
January 15, 2019. It’s Tina’s first session with us. She is a 17-year-old Latina girl, with long hair with raspberry-colored streaks. She is quiet, respectful, pale, somber. She looks like she hasn’t slept in days. On her first Inside/Outside sheet, she writes that inside she is “sad and anxious.” Under Personal Goal she writes: “My […]
A moving five minute must-read that will help you understand how giving youth a voice through stories is powerful, lasting and necessary.