“Kids my generation don’t think about years from now. They think about tommorrow.”
Tierra is a senior at Richards Career Academy. The issue she cares about most is juvenile detention.
#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.