Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Facilitating Leadership in Youth

Yesterday the Post ran a profile of the American University student group Facilitating Leadership in Youth and their DC student produced magazine Why? Guns Killin Youngins.
About 2,000 copies were printed and distributed through a $2,500 grant from the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise.

The magazine ... includes interviews with police, anti-violence activists, families of homicide victims and a gun shop owner. The articles are accompanied by poems and artwork done by the youths.

The poems are filled with emotion, and the interviews contain pointed questions from youths in a city where 24 juveniles were homicide victims last year. "This project opened our eyes," the youths declared in the issue. "We hope it opened yours."
A pdf file of the magazine can be found here.

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