“It’s taking a real toll on us, worrying about how we are going to get home.”
Charles is a sophomore at Urban Prep Englewood. The issue he cares about most is violence.
#YouthTheMic is a series of portraits of young people stepping up to the mic and speaking their mind about the social issue they care about most. Our first set of portraits feature young people who attended the Mikva Challenge Youth Congress. The Youth Congress brought together hundreds of high school students throughout Chicago to discuss the issues they care about with Chicago leaders.