Mock funeral a lesson in life for Englewood youth

posted by Joe Soto -

Mock funeral a lesson in life for Englewood youth. See story here. http://abc7chicago.com/mock-funeral-a-lesson-in-life-for-englewood-youth/3513378/

The words boom from the front of the church in Englewood: "If you put your mama through this because of your stupidity, you don't love your mama."They are aimed at about 60 young people who are possibly just a couple poor decisions away from this mock funeral being very real.Shareef Peoples, a senior at Tilden High School, is one of them. He said, "It's been multiple times I almost lost my life to gun violence. Drive-bys, stores getting robbed."The young people are considered at-risk. Most of these teenaged boys are surrounded by bad influences and routinely exposed to gangs, drugs and guns.

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