MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Hundreds of local students walked out their classrooms Friday to take a stand against violence in their neighborhoods.
For the fourth year, Westwood High School marched in unity to promote a non-violence campaign in an area tormented with crime.
Administrators say they’ve seen students become more aware of how negative incidents can affect their school and community.
“We want our children to realize their role in being community builders. And there is a lot of negative relationships, involvement that they face as young people. And we want them to understand they’re larger than that and they have a greater purpose to resolving those types of issues in their community,” said principal Julia Callaway.
The event included multiple activities, including discussions about choices students can make to improve their lives.