We are in a period of economic downturn. Everybody is looking for a job, or afraid that their stable life would be unexpectedly turned upside down.…

We are in a period of economic downturn. Everybody is looking for a job, or afraid that their stable life would be unexpectedly turned upside down. Many youths are indirectly affected. Those who are in colleges are worried that once they graduate, they will face the prospect of unemployment, moving back to their parents’ couch and struggling with debts from going to college. Teenagers, on the other hand, feel the need to support their parents financially and are looking for entry-level, part-time jobs.
However, the harsh reality is that funding might be cut for summer jobs programs. Not only will teens not be able to help their families but they also will have to face risks from their neighborhoods. Especially for teens from lower-income families, gang-related challenges can cause them to drop out of school and involve in crimes that would have a long-termed negative impact on their life. It is important that you voice your frustration today by voicing your displeasure to your elected officials. The problems we face daily will not be resolved effectively if we decide to ignore, or to stop fighting for our rights and equality. Your voice can be heard. Act now!
– Phy