Thanks to Jimmy Lee for linking me to this article in the Sun Times entitled, Moms, mayor, clergy march against violence. It highlights again the complicated issues that are causing the surge in violence against our children. Daley calls parents to take more responsibility, yet anyone who has raised kids knows how difficult it is to keep a teenager in the house.
One of the kids in our program was struck on the head with a brick last weekend and is struggling for his life. Another youth was killed in the park at Fulton and Albany. It is certainly a call to action for those of us who are trying to provide activities and academic support for the youth in the community.