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:
I've heard about it. I think it's bad and it should stop because people are dying. Nasir
I just heard on the news that a teen stabbed another teen because he refused to be in his gang. Riley
How could you not hear about the violence in our city? Every time you turn on the television, radio or Internet, you hear about violence in Chicago. Camryn
Even if you just watch the news, countless episodes of violence and crime happen in our city. From gun violence to drugs to rape, sometimes it seems like we've got it all. Lucy
All you hear on the news is bad people killing innocent people for no reason. Diego
There is too much gun violence in Chicago. Most of it is gang related and it seems like in most of the stories, the person doesn't have any particular reason that they want to kill the person. Max