StoryCorps Chicago: ‘It Takes A Lot More To Being Grown Than Just Saying That You’re Grown’

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Amari Allen and Trenette Gresham at the StoryCorps booth in Chicago. StoryCorps Chicago
StoryCorps 200313 Amari Trenette bh.jpg
Amari Allen and Trenette Gresham at the StoryCorps booth in Chicago. StoryCorps Chicago

StoryCorps Chicago: ‘It Takes A Lot More To Being Grown Than Just Saying That You’re Grown’

Amari Allen and Trenette “T-Nice” Gresham work together at Ignite Drop-In Resource Center on Chicago’s South Side. They’re peer educators, and that sometimes means young people feel more comfortable talking to them than case managers. Last month at StoryCorps, Amari and T-Nice talked about their childhoods and what it was like to have to take responsibility for your life at a young age.

Special thanks to Ignite Drop-In Resource Center.

This interview was facilitated by StoryCorps Chicago’s Mary Bess Ser.

Bill Healy produces StoryCorps Chicago for WBEZ and teaches journalism at Northwestern University. Follow him @chicagoan.