Teenagers looking for a place to discuss the impact and effects of ongoing violence in Columbus found one Monday night.

A rally, highlighted by Power 107.5’s radio personality, “City,” gave teenagers a chance to speak out and voice their concerns, 10TV’s Tanisha Mallett reported.

“It’s really horrible,” said Najiyyah Reese, 14. “I mean, teenagers haven’t had a chance to do anything in life.”

Most of the teens said they know there are some things related to violence that they cannot change.

“As far as the guns, I don’t know how we’re going to get rid of them,” said Najiyyah Reese, 14.

But they said they always have the power to decide what’s right, especially when community support is behind them.

“I talked about it everyday on the radio because I love ya’ll,” City said. “I love ya’ll.”

“It makes me feel like I will safe and that (I can do) anything,” said Kyle Barrett, 11.

The organizers of Monday’s rally plan to continue to hold events like this for teens during school year. READ MORE

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