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City College High School students push for change

City College High School students push for change

On a cold and sunny Saturday in early February, a group of young people gathered in the basement community room at the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Patterson Park branch. They were busily arranging construction paper table tents with words drawn in colorful markers and adorned with stars, exclamation points, blocky hand-written fonts. They read: "Know Your Rights," "CASA Hotline & Safe Spaces," "Being Proactive & Recognizing ICE," and "Real vs. Fake Warrants."

The teenagers greeted each person enthusiastically as they arrived, giving them an agenda for the two-hour event. This meeting, "Youth Empowering the...