“I think that we need to come together and be more involved. The younger people need to be more involved and do more community activities. We need more clubs, like the Boy & Girls clubs. We need somewhere where we can hang out and it’ll keep us out of the streets.
If you ever get a chance to come up on some money or something, invest it back into your community. You see people, all the time, will get the money and leave. Imagine if you came up on $100,000 and took that to rebuild a house. Don’t turn your back on your people, just stick together.” - Te’Shawn Jr. (Right), Russell
“We need more leadership down here in the West End. A lot of people say that they wanna change but you have to see people change. We gotta see each other change and want to do better for each other, instead of talking. A lot people need to lead by example for the younger people. Some people need a little bit of help and sometimes all it takes is leadership. Hopefully, they’ll follow.
We have to learn to respect one another. Not just down here, but worldwide. We have to respect that everybody has their own opinion and differences. It’s okay to agree to disagree. It starts with respecting each other as human beings. That’s what’s missing, nowadays, is respect.” - Te’Shawn Sr. (Left), Russell