Letter to the Editor: Change comes one youth at a time

From Mary Magdalene Missionary Baptist Church, a small congregation in Roseland, I see a series of enormous tasks that our community faces, including the need to save our youth from the violence that plagues our streets. A recent Chicago Reporter headline said it all: “More young people are killed in Chicago than any other American city”  [March/April 2012]. The sad truth is that too many of those young people are from Roseland. My congregation and I believe that change is possible, and that it will come one youth at a time. To that end, we host two youth programs at Mary Magdalene that are open to our entire community.