Teens taking different approach to change communities

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – Recent events all across the country left a group of young people in our area full of emotion. They say the country can’t go on like this and they’re using all their emotions to implement change.

No matter what side of the issue you’re on, events from Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas have made people all across the country feel something.

“They make me feel confused,” said Mariah Warner, a New Bern graduate.

To channel those emotions, a group of teens are taking action.

“We to do something now or this will happen again and who’s to say it won’t happen in New Bern,” said Kylah Guion, a West Craven senior.

They’re challenging you to put down your phones and simply talk to each other.

“If we can come together and talk about it put someone who has a different opinion with someone else that will just be able to ease out what’s going,” Warner said.

After watching recent events transpire on television and social media, a group of friends knew they had to do something. The first order of business was a seminar.

The whole community is behind them.

Dr. Jerry Simmons, New Bern’s Principal, was the first person Warner contacted when the group came up with the idea. Simmons said he encourages his students to go change the world and when they ask for help, he’s supposed to respond.

At the end of the day, these teens just want to make a difference.

The group also met with a the Craven County Sheriff’s office and New Bern Police about their plans.

Action’s first event is Tuesday in New Bern at 6 p.m. The event is at The Omega Center. The address is 800 Cedar Street, New Bern, North Carolina. All are welcome to attend.

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