Community Health, Youth Voices
A Long Beach community was shaken when fifteen year-old Keshawn Brooks was killed last month in a robbery two blocks from his home. Remembering Keshawn, friends and family talked about his good nature and his goals of self-improvement. His friends tried to answer the question, “How can we stop violence from happening in Long Beach?” “I think it starts at a young age. We need to put efforts toward the little ones … They need someone to look up to… I think kids don’t have someone to look up to and they have to learn for themselves.” More about Deshawn and thoughts on safer streets, on Voicewaves.