“I’ve been here for two weeks, and this is my third time in. I’m in the sixth grade. I was in placement but I ran away.”
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 […]
As summer winds down, kids are looking for those last-minute thrills and good times. At one popular spot along the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta, Ga., they go swimming and tubing and, if they work up the nerve, jump off a big rock.
As a tot, Kirk says, he would wander the aftermath of his mother’s liquor-drenched parties, sipping the remains of the diluted and strange-smelling drinks. By elementary school, he had developed a taste and not long after, found himself regularly fighting through hangovers. READ MORE AT JJIE.ORG > >