bridges youth ignite Memphis
Watch O'Neal, an incarcerated youth, speak to a crowd of over 400 about this program.
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Youth's Reflective Writing
"You always hear that you should go to school and get an education, so you can become something, so you can acquire more knowledge, so you can be better. I have yet to hear someone say that you should go to school so that we, as a people, can become something, so that we as a people can acquire more knowledge, so that we as a people can be something better than we are."
"When she was six the Japanese invaded. Her mother sold her into slavery to an older man, and she eventually got pregnant. The man would beat her while she was pregnant. When she had the baby, it came out black and blue – dead."
"... have you ever thought about doing something bad but you’re planning on doing nothing but good, and no matter how hard you try the bad things being thought about just won’t go away?"