We are very aware that youth are a serious and concerned group who have inherited, not invented violence. Youth are capable of creating violence-free relationships for themselves and their communities.
Since most violence is learned, it can be unlearned, and by really seeing it, attempting to understand it, and being able to talk about it, we can change it.
We strongly believe that youth can bring about this change. Youth culture of risk, experimentation, contradiction and rebellion is valuable in this struggle to change, and teens’ voice in this struggle must be respected.