Adobe Youth Voices Awards Finalists 2012

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Thousands of children in Africa are abducted into war every year by corrupt soldier militias. These child soldiers are placed into extremely violent situations and girls are frequently abused and forced into unimaginably heinous acts. This team of 8th grade students living in Chicago, felt they could most greatly help children forced into warfare by publicizing a story that has been repeated throughout the world far too many times. The intention for this piece is to educate other teenage children like ourselves as well as adults who may be unaware of these atrocities.

project by

Jaley Bruursema

Anna Gould

Teagan Letscher

Elyssa Saldana

Avery Weiland