“14 years old, South Side and feeling helpless”

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A recent column by writer and journalist Natalie Moore in the Chicago Sun-Times focused on Monica, a 14-year-old South Side resident who feels helpless about gun violence in her community. Moore uses the column as an opportunity to discuss what we can all do to help young people like Monica discover their voices and their power so that they can take change into their own hands; Urban Gateways comes into the picture at the end of the article, when Moore lists a handful of Chicago organizations that are working to do just that. It’s worth reading this reflection and taking a moment to consider how our city can support its youth as they cope with violence and trauma. Read it right here.