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Teens wrestle with power

Teens going through GR Initiative for Leaders' ACTIVATE justice curriculum are examining how they can have a positive impact on local justice issues,
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GR Initiative for Leaders' Teens explore power

GR Initiative for Leaders' Teens explore power /Courtesy of GR Initiative for Leaders

Passion is not enough; you must have access to power.

This week in their ACTIVATE trainings, teens from Tall Turf Ministries and Madison Square Church have been focusing on understanding power and how power is needed in order to achieve social change. The students examine three areas of power and how to use them to achieve maximum impact.

Money, votes and people power are going to be necessary to achieve change. However they realize they don’t have power in any of these areas. They are confused and disheartened; but as Jevon Willis leads the discussion, they begin to understand that they do have access to adults who possess these power dynamics.

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