Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58churches, and schools. They serve as mentors to young people. They talk about the importance of education and give classes on how to manage anger. “The man who killed my son was angry,” Ms. Johnson-Speight says. Her message is that violence isn’t the solution. People need to listen to others. She has been honored for her work locally and nationally. The Philadelphia Inquirer named her Citizen of the Year in 2013. The White House invited her to speak about gun violence after the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. Her work has not has been easy. She says it’s hard to see families go through what she went through. It brings back old pain. But the work helps her honor the memory of her son. It has been her lifeline and has given her a reason to get up every morning. “If you truly believe something is not right, you have to make a difference,” she says. She believes children can help prevent violence through kind words and actions. Like Ms. Johnson- Speight, they can become ambassadors of peace. It’s a job with no age limits, she says. —By Healthy Bulldog staff AMY Northwest School 21 Illustration by Justin Holmes, AMY Northwest Healthy Bulldog