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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
News from my Youth ALIVE!
ALIVE! saves lives.
News from Youth ALIVE!
not asking for no money, no I'm just asking for a little change,
could turn into big change and the change could also change many people's
Sanchez, Castlemont TNT member, November 13, 2012
ALIVE! saves lives
story shares aftermath of violence
YA!'s Briana, Caheri and Tammy
talk about recovery
and former TNT leader Briana Dunn and TNT staff member Caheri
Gutierrez, both of whom were assisted by Caught in the Crossfire's
Tammy Cloud after they suffered gun violence as teenagers, were
interviewed for a TV news feature about their journey from pain to
Award honors her work in
memory of her son Khadafy
Last month, the Board of Supervisors
and Human Relations Commission gave Khadafy Washington
Project founder Marilyn Washington Harris the "Excellence in
Human Relations" Award to salute the work she has done in the
community since the untimely death of her son.
I was shot in the
back on streets of East Oakland on December 21, 2011. I have a two year
old daughter who I need to live for and provide for. I've noticed that
since the shooting, I can't sleep too good, I wake up at night when I
hear any strange noise, I find myself always peeking out of the
windows, as if I am paranoid. I never used to be like that before the
shooting. But now, I do things that I know should not be normal. It is
sad to me because I don't even feel safe taking my daughter to the park
to play with her. I know that is not how a 21 year old should
One of the only
things that I can say that has been going good in my life is the help
that I have received from Youth ALIVE!. They have helped me believe
that I can still have a bright future.
Youth ALIVE! believes that urban youth have the innate
capacity to stop the violence plaguing their communities. Every day, we
nurture leadership and life skills of young people affected by violence
because addressing the root causes of violence saves lives.