A group of teenagers formed a circle in the middle of a former school library turned community meeting space in Liberty City on a recent Saturday afternoon.
Aliyah Blackmon, a junior at Miami Norland, is standing in the middle reading from a sheet of paper.
“Step up if you haven’t been sleeping due to the recent gun violence in our neighborhood,” she said.
A few teens step up.
“Step up if you feel numb or over it. “
Nearly all of the teens stepped forward.