South Side peace rally hopes to steer youths away from violence this summer

South Side peace rally hopes to steer youths away from violence this summer

CHICAGO (TOC) — As Chicago college students close to the tip of the varsity yr, educators and legislation enforcement pledge to see them by way of the summer time months whereas many face gun violence of their neighborhoods.

At Gately Park in Pullman, there was music and dancing on a fantastic Friday afternoon, however beneath all of it is a message of peace as college students stay up for summer time months with out faculty.

The primary ever Far South Peace Stroll was held in Pullman Friday.

“This peace rally is centered around– is pupil centered, youth centered,” stated Joyce Chapman, member of the Chicago Board of Training.

However in gentle of latest mass shootings each out and in of the classroom, some college students say they really feel much less secure through the summer time months.

“However, now faculty is not secure anymore, so the one means we may create that peace is that if all of us have peaceable mindsets,” stated Nicole Whitney, junior CPS pupil.

“Being an individual who lives round that, it is type of horrible to listen to,” stated sophomore Ra’Shyah Hoskins. “You are making an attempt to do work, you are making an attempt deal with your loved ones, and simply to listen to gunshots!”

That actuality of gun violence simply steps away from many of those younger individuals’s houses has faculty leaders and legislation enforcement pledging to see these college students to their subsequent faculty yr.

“We need to see each pupil that is launched on June 14th return again to highschool in September as they left in June,” stated fifth District Commander Glenn White.

“We maintain making an attempt! We maintain being there for them as a result of the worst factor we may do is simply dismiss them,” stated Charletta McDonald, Morgan Park Excessive College CSI counselor.

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