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By David, 10
Recorded at Carnegie Mellon University on May 24, 2011
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By: Jess - about 7 years ago -
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Pt 2 of 2: the tools to help them succeed. Beyond this they need to be taught that hard work and self reliance are the only things to count on- not government.
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By: Jess - about 7 years ago -
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Pt 1 of 2: The answer is not a simple or easily implemented one, as it involves long term change- change of attitudes and desires. The common belief seems to be that those in struggling communities are owed something- and they are. They're owed an education- being equipped with

By: Jess - about 7 years ago -
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I think the key to improving all communities is to get all inhabitants involved in community projects. Creating/developing ways that include all members and create a sense of ownership ill improve the lives and safety of children and adults.
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By: Jess - about 7 years ago -
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There is hope for a brighter future because of children like you. Adults get comfortable and discouraged. They forget life is about laughter, friendship, family, love, and dreaming. Thanks for reminding us what's important.
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By: Jess - about 7 years ago -
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Change begins with your generation. If kids your age are educated and aware of the dangers of their bad decisions, they will be less likely to result in gang violence. Study hard and don't repeat history.
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By: Hear - over 7 years ago -
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I heard your story and I was so inspired by what a smart young man you are. I can't wait to have someone like you grow to be a man that will one day make our world a better place. Thank you! -Brittney

By: Hear - over 7 years ago -
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Hi David! I thank you for your story! I live near Wilkinsburg too and I'm very glad there are smart people like you being thoughtful and active in your community. A community clean up would be a great idea to help solve your problem. Thank you for your words and voice! -Carolyn K



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