Posted by Zacharia on May 15, 2019
https://www.youthvoices.live/2019/05/15/poverty-in-nyc/

Poverty in NYC

My name is Zacharia and I want to take action against poverty in the United States. I am not originally from the United States, I came here at the age of four with my family from Morocco. I am 14 and I live in Queens, New York, I also go to The Baccalaureate School for Global Education in Astoria. New York is depicted as a very nice place with a lot of skyscrapers and such, however, there’s a side of New York that people don’t really see except for its inhabitants. Every day I see homeless people struggling to survive and get some help or money to get daily needs such as water and food. I want to take action against these injustices and find any way that we can help people struggling in poverty.

As a 14 year old student I can not really do much but with support we may be able to help those out there not really living the lavish life. Poverty has been such a terrible problem everywhere, and I hope my project can help spread the word.