Student Well-Being Video

Growing Up in Violence: Youth in Chicago

August 15, 2016 2:09

Students living in urban centers can struggle to make sense of the difficult, and sometimes dangerous, circumstances around them. In 2001, Youth Guidance, a Chicago-based advocacy organization, launched Becoming a Man, or BAM, to support young men of color navigating difficult life circumstances. A decade later, Youth Guidance founded Working on Womanhood, or WOW, to serve young women of color facing similar challenges. Education Week Video recently sat down with students from both programs to get a sense of how they feel about their lives now and their futures.

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