Youth in Chicago who are dealing with the issues of gun violence and trauma also face a lack of access to mental health services, but there are organizations working to help young people recover from the effects of violence.
Morning Shift checks in with groups working to keep kids safe and supported in school on the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Florida.
GUESTS: Dion McGill, communications and community outreach director for Strengthening Chicago’s Youth, a violence prevention collaborative. He’s also a teacher and coordinator with the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence’s student voices program
Amina Henderson-Redwan, a youth leader with VOYCE, Voices of Youth in Chicago Education