by Darryn Price
I got onto the elevator all by myself (which I completely dislike) on my way up to the 13th floor for the Youth Day of Dialogue. I walked into the Youth Media Project office, and Aja Purvis and Maisie Brown greeted me immediately. I hadn't seen them in a while. It felt good to catch up with friends that I've sort of lost touch with.
A while later, we separated into groups and discussed the topic, "Does race matter?" It was an array of emotions throughout the room, but I believe we all agreed that we are aware of the issues dealing with racism, and want to do something to lessen these issues. I never thought we could sit around and talk about race for hours upon hours without running out of things to say.
I was ecstatic when Donna Ladd told me there were three spots left open and that I could join YMP. At last, I can now start from the beginning and get the full experience that i missed out on last year when I only participated the last couple of weeks. My first official day back, I was instantly introduced to work, which isn't too bad, because the work keeps me on tasks and keeps me busy in a positive way. Now, I'm waiting to see how much knowledge i acquire this summer.