September 29, 2015
After School Matters teens Donecia B. and Stephon J. at the Annual Gala on September 21, 2015. By: Michael Romain Austin Weekly News ~~ Stephon… More ›
By: Matt Masterson
WTTW “Chicago Tonight”
Mya Middleton knows what it feels like to stare down the barrel of a gun.
Two years ago, the Chicago native, then a freshman at North Grand High School, was running an errand for her mom, walking from her home in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side to a local grocery store to pick up a few household items.
“I’m grabbing cough medicine and chips and Sprite and all this,” she remembers. “Finally I get into line, and the guy in front of me all of a sudden gets upset because he didn’t have enough money to pay for the things he wanted to buy.