On December 7, 2017, Teens Take Charge joined around 200 school integration advocates, including more than two dozen students, to encourage city leaders to work harder and faster to promote real integration across the school system.


Below is a selection of letters and poems we've written about our experiences in the New York City public school system. As we continue to grow and host more events, we will be adding new voices and perspectives here. Please share our stories with your friends, families, and colleagues – and on social media using the hashtag #teenstakecharge.

Want to write your own story? Submit it at the bottom of this page.

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This could be a letter, a poem, a monologue, an essay – however you prefer to express yourself.