Thursday, September 17, 2015

Humans of Downey - Kierra


"I'm selling Helen Grace chocolates for the youth program called 'Leaders in motion.' It's a program to keep youth like myself away from gangs, drugs, and violence.

"I'm from San Bernardino and I had to pretty much just get off the streets. In San Bernardino everybody was dying, like it was war there. So, me being young and trying to teach my brothers and sisters something different, they took me aside and they wanted me to do something different with my life. I believe, 'We can't change the world unless we change ourselves.'

"So, I started selling candy for the youth program and ever since then its been keeping me off the street and keeping me out of trouble. I don't put my hands on nothing no more, I don't fight, I don't do anything I don't have no business doing. It keeps me busy and motivated."
~ Kierra

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