Students dedicated to improving their community discuss ideas in Newark
(11/20/04) NEWARK - A group of about 50 students dedicated to improving their community met on Saturday as part of an annual "youth speakout."
The kids who attended Newark Do Something are learning to become leaders. Many students say they joined up after seeing the social decay of the neighborhoods in which they grew up.
The program teaches high school students how to communicate and make positive decisions on how to improve their community.
The ideas discussed in the special classrooms will shared with teachers and other students in Newark high schools. The high school that comes up with the best plan to make their community bigger and stronger will win $1,000 to put their idea into action.