Chicago is a beautiful, world-class city. However, like all big cities, it faces serious social issues that impact us all. You likely worry about violence, poverty, drugs, homelessness and other challenges. We wondered what Chicago kids think about those challenges, so we had 12 socially aware Chicago-area kids weigh in.
The bottom line: Our kids are very aware of the problems in our community. In fact, many of them are directly impacted by these concerns every day. The good news is that the next generation of Chicagoans is thinking about ways to make Chicago a better place for all.You might also like:
Drugs, violence and homelessness are all big problems in Chicago right now. Money is also a big problem for a lot of people in Chicago, and I have also heard a lot about issues facing Chicago's schools. Max
I think Chicago is facing some challenges right now, including violence, the closing of schools, and crime. Taylor
Chicago is a big city and just like other big cities, we have problems with almost everything. Lucy
There are a lot of drugs around.Sergio
There is violence, such as carjackings, and some gun violence. At my school, two people had drugs. Jack
Chicago has a lot of homeless people who don't have jobs or enough food. Things like this ruin Chicago's reputation. This will make people not want to visit here or live here. Griffith