Essence Lopez, Stone Mountain: “I think we should change the health as far as what we are eating and going to the doctor and stuff like that because more young people are having heart attacks and things of that nature and it’s getting out of control.” Photo by Vincent Christie.
Prieska Outland, Atlanta: “I think one thing that we are teaching our youth that we should change is ‘to go to school, to learn skills and come out and work for somebody for the rest of their lives and retire.’ I think we should teach our children how to become bosses; teach them entrepreneurship as opposed to constantly working for somebody. Really just teach them how to be their own boss.” Photo by Vincent Christie.
Marion Smith, Stockbridge: “[As a former teacher,] one of the mantras I used to teach my kids that, apparently, was adopted by many of my parents was MYMYRY; M.Y. = Manage Yourself; M.Y. = Motivate Yourself; R.Y. = Respect Yourself. I would go into detail about what each particular statement would mean as far as being something to help them achieve their goals.” Photo by Vincent Christie.
M. A. Davidson, Jonesboro: “We are not teaching our youth that they have consequences for their actions that are lifelong consequences. We should be teaching that there are consequences and that they should pay attention to what they do.” Photo by Vincent Christie.
Anita Smalls, Jonesboro: “The one thing we are teaching our youth that I think we should change is how we put so much importance in money. We don’t actually understand where money comes and we put so much importance on it instead of actual commodities such as gold, silver and land. That’s the thing we should teach our children. Those are the things that will bring actual wealth to families.” Photo by Vincent Christie.