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J.J, age 17, Macon Youth Development Campus, Macon, Georgia

J.J, age 17, Macon Youth Development Campus, Macon, Georgia

“I got my G.E.D a year and a half ago, I have matured a lot mentally. I’m looking forward instead of looking back. When released, I will probably stay with my dad and might go into military.”

A.D, age 15, Muscogee Youth Development Campus, Midland, GA

A.D, age 15, Muscogee Youth Development Campus, Midland, GA

“They pat us down going into the dining room, they pat us down going out of the dining room. But we only use plastic sporks.”

Piedmont Park - Atlanta, Ga.

Saturday in the Park: Conversations with Kids

On a warm summer afternoon JJIE took to the city’s parks in search of a slice of modern day Americana – What is it like to be growing up in this country today? What are the thoughts, views and frustrations faced by the average teen? What emotions lay behind the sometimes callous facade of our […]