miriamnarro California

Youth Center: Do you care about our future?

We should have more youth centers in Los Angeles where kids can come and feel safe.

Do you care about our future?

Now a days there is way more gang violence than there was before. “Youth gang violence from the 1950's to the 1980's has a curious history. Miller (1992:2) contended that the national perspective of gangs during this period was dominated by a New York City media view: "a flowering in the 1950s, death in the 1960s, revival in the early 1970s, and dormancy in the later 1970s.” What we should do is make more youth centers for kids to have out at.

On the website called “SuperPages.com” it states that there is only thirthy youth center in Los Angeles. I believe that if we youth centers were teenagers can come and feel safe that is better than them hanging out on the streets. Some kids have messed up homes with alcoholic and druggy parents, parents that abuse and even rape their own kids so they turn to gangs where “you have brothers for life.” But what will that that get them a life sentence in jail or buried 6 feet under ground. Over 5,750 kids are killed by gang violence each year.

I think that if we have a better environment were kids and teenagers can feel safe and not worry about their lives or going back home or on the streets that can make a difference. Even if it is only one kid at a time that is one less kid on the streets. They should be able to be themselves even if they can't at there own home whether it's religion or race whether straight or LGBT. All i really want in this world is to make a change in someone's life and if this were to happen. I would have had accomplished my lifelong goal.


Miriam Narro

John Henry Francis Polytechnic High School

Honors English 10 A / Period 2

Sophomore English class in the magnet program of John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, California.

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