The Youth Have Something to Say

Amber McKinney

DONALDSONVILLE – The youth have something to say.

     Youth are often underestimated as a generation, but the voices of the next generation matter. When a group of students found that discussing issues in Ms. Scott's English class among themselves wouldn’t have the desired impact of young voices being heard on multiple platforms, C.H.A.N.G.E.  –  a broadcast on KKAY 1590 – was founded.

     This past Tuesday, at 5 p.m., the show returned to radio airwaves. Myself, a member of DHS's Beta Club and a Cheer Team captain, and Andrew Dickerson, also a member of Beta Club, discussed the future of the African American community on a national scale.

     Youths continue to have some of the same conversations – whether it's the President, District Attorneys in certain areas where race related incidents have taken place, media, activists, etc. –  the youth are seeking change, in efforts to stop having the same conversations repeatedly.

     This is the voice of the youth, whose ideas and thoughts should be valued, and heard.

     The broadcast airs every Tuesday at 5 p.m. To listen, globalradiokkay.com/release/donaldsonville-high-school-change-writers/.