N'STEP at The State of Today's "Youth" Town Hall Meeting, hosted by Congressman Danny K. Davis.
OPEN LETTER TO THE YOUTH OF CHICAGO
Today-February 20,2016-at The State of Today’s “Youth” Town Hall Meeting-convened by Congressman Danny Davis-your voices were heard. It was my pleasure to have had representatives from both N'STEP® and Le'Taxione™Publishing-that took part in the panel for this most Imperative discussion. Through the wisdom of Congressman Davis-you were afforded not only the opportunity-but the right to voice your concerns from your perspective. Too many times organizations attempt to articulate your position for you-and this results in conclusions that may garner them funding-but does not truly reflect your needs.
It is imperative that your reality-as articulated and defined by you-is taken into account when any suggested remedy is put forth on your behalf. You can no longer allow any organization to speak on your behalf unless they've first listened to you-overstand your needs-and put forth your ideas on how to change the circumstances that surround your existence
N'STEP® is proud to have been afforded the opportunity to meet you where you are and assist you in the daunting task of "CHANGING GANG BEHAVIOR FROM THE INSIDE OUT"®-and will continue to represent your position to organizations of social justice and change-that they may have a more comprehensive concept of your reality-that we are listening to you-instead of talking at you.
-Le'Taxione™ CEO -N'STEP®
We are honored to exercise organizational unity with Congressman Davis, the residents of the 7th District of Illinois, youth workers, community developers, and all committed to the eradication of gang violence.
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