“WAT R U DOIN?”


by Praycious Wilson-Gay
Teen Arts Co-Editor
the Durham Voice
thedurhamvoice@gmail.com

The new motto for kids nowadays is “I’m Bored.”

It’s always on Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter.

Praycious Wilson-Gay: Self-portrait, summer 2009, SeeSaw Studio photo lesson.

Praycious Wilson-Gay: Self-portrait, summer 2009, SeeSaw Studio photo lesson.

If you ever start a conversation with a teenager they often say, “Nothing, just being bored.”

I would like to encourage teens to stop being bored and to get involved…You might be surprised.

There are several community organizations working with teens in NECD such as:

SEEDS
Youth Noise Network
SEESAW
Holton Resource Center at DPR
Sato’s Dance Academy
Rights of Passage
D3 (basketball)
Boys and Girls Club
Several Church programs

The quicker students get involved, the quicker we end this boredom epidemic.



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