Across the metro area, Atlanta Police say gang members are recruiting younger members – even as young as 8 and 9 years old. There has been a steady increase in the numbers of teenage gang members during the past.
As a woman, I like to know that I will be able to be fresh, clean and comfortable when that time of the month rolls around. Women experiencing homelessness, however, do not always have this luxury.
Atlanta — home to many things: the Falcons, Coca-Cola, CNN — and one of the biggest hubs of sex trafficking nationwide.
Homelessness among LGBTQ youth is quickly reaching epidemic proportions within America — and it is even more intensified for LGBTQ youth of color, like myself.
VOX ATL visited YouthSpark to ask the girls about crisis and what it meant to them and at the end of our session, a few of them wanted to share their thoughts and experiences on paper through writing and art.
We have all heard of foster care. However, little about the thousands of children and their experiences are ever brought to the public’s attention.
As a teenager, Ann Campbell spent many afternoons concerned about finding a place to rest her head at night rather than complaining about a lengthy school assignment. She says she was neglected by the foster care system, her social worker, her friends and her own parents.
Self-esteem is a huge issue for teenagers. For some people, low self-esteem could easily turn into a really bad cycle of mistreatment and abuse — and a situation that’s hard to get out of.
All it takes is one text or one phone call to reach out to the people you love before it’s all too late. You can help them in ways you wouldn’t even know.
Poverty is more than children living in third-world countries you see on television commercials with sad music playing in the background. It can be right next door.