Here you may see a normal picture of a cemetery, but I see a little more than that. A lot of the violence that goes on in our communities lead to our youth ending up here but all of this is the result of the areas our children are brought up in and what they are exposed to. Everyday on the news you may see many incidents of children/teens killed in the act of violence. We are losing innocent lives through stupidity that could have easily been prevented. To prevent more of this from happening we need to all come together as communities and become more of aware of how serious youth violence really is.
In this picture you see a burned. A fight over few small issues has led to this. This one burned house creates a fear in everyone’s mind. It makes people think our neighborhood is a dangerous place to live. We should think about making our neighborhoods a better place because it will show a positive side. A burned house can show many negative sides. To fix such problems, we should talk to people about. We should tell people the terrible side effects and how dangerous it can be.
Here we see a student picking out a book from the library. But what’s really happening is that due to lack of government support and funds, most of the youth population don’t have access to libraries or the books are too worn out. We can relate to this problem because most of us need libraries and books. This problem is concerning because it can effect us negatively. We can help out by writing petitions or letting the government know in some other way
In this picture you can see a abandoned building in the morning. This abandoned building can have problems and can contain dangerous obstacles or people. It can affect the community by making it hard to live around this building. The community can solve this problem by demolishing this building or turning it into something beneficial.
In this picture, you see someone wearing a shirt that says ‘you can prevent gun violence’. This person just finished doing a youth initiatives project that would help benefit the community as a whole. Youth Violence relates to our lives because there is a large amount of violence within our youth that occurs on a daily basis. This concern exists because the youth are often exposed to violent behaviors which influence them to make bad decisions. In order to prevent youth violence in communities we can spread awareness and show to others just how much violent behaviors affect not only our youth, but everyone in general.
You might just see a car, bus, and a building but these are key resources that can refrain the youth from violence and allow them to get where they need to be. Having the proper resources and opportunities can help the youth be a better and successful person in the future. If we stop neglecting the youths of our communities and provide them with the proper resources and opportunities we can prevent violence from occurring in our communities including the future of our youths will be better too.