Help to bring social justice into the lives of minority youth in D​.​C.

Help to bring social justice into the lives of minority youth in D​.​C.

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Ne’Miya McKnight started this petition to Mayor Muriel Bowser and

Our names our Ne’ Miya, Jade, and Lelena. We are juniors at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, D.C. Each year, juniors are asked to participate in a Praxis project dedicated to ensuring social justice within the D.C. Community. For our project, we wanted to highlight the effects that race and poverty have on youth in D.C.

Race and socioeconomic status play a major role in individuals’ daily lives. In D.C., these two factors significantly affect the lives of minority youth, more specifically African-American youth. Here in D.C., African-Americans largely occupy most of the underserved communities. As a result, the youth of these communities face setbacks and obstacles that arise from their socioeconomic status such as an inadequate education, violence, higher rates of mental health problems, and much more. 

We as a community must work together to ensure that our youth are given fair opportunities not only to succeed but also to experience all the good that life has to offer. This calls for more educational funding in underserved communities. This calls for teaching the youth on how to handle conflicts properly in order to avoid further violence. This calls for ensuring that these youth have easy and affordable access to their health care needs, so that they can both mentally and physically thrive.

Change cannot start in upcoming generations without the concern and help of the leading generations. We need not to continue to fail our minority youth.

By signing our petition, you simply give recognition to the existence of this social justice issue. Please sign and take the first step to bring about change. Thank you!

Blessings,

Ne’Miya, Jade, and Lelena

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