One of the key findings is that black girls are ten times more likely than white girls to be referred to juvenile justice.
The awards highlight the amazing talents of young artists as well as showcase the library’s services to teens.
"We found that the average Homegrown participant shared produce with nine people."
"As well-intentioned as “The Talk” is, it only provides our kids with a false sense of camouflage."
“I see this magazine as a way to fight stereotypes and misinformation.”
Let them know that this country does not always treat everybody fairly. Kids understand what fairness is.
“When you learn, you become a star. But when you teach, you become a constellation.”
"If we as a community have failed some of you, we have failed. I hold to the view that all kids are our kids."
“We don’t teach white kids to talk about race at an early age. They have no clue how to approach it.
"If I hear laughter, it’s music to my ears."
"It gives us a great feeling inside knowing we’ve reached out and made a positive difference in the life of someone less fortunate."