A teacher friend of mine sent me a copy of her 10th grade students' class poetry anothology. It was a humbling and tender experience to read the thoughts of youth. The poems expressed their struggles with identity, culture, peer pressure, secuality, love, and diversity. Whenever I read about the difficulties youth have experienced, I instinctively wish that I could be there for them, even just to lend an ear.
I'm grateful to my friend for keeping me educated about the many issues that youth face today. Because the more I understand them, the better I can help them.
I hope all the youth will stay creative and keep on educating their peers and society.