Global Youth Service Day 2019 in Erie

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     The annual Global Youth Service Day was hosted in Erie by the Youth Leadership Institute.  At East Middle School leaders within the community joined students of ther Erie School district to talk about the most pressing concerns students have.  Overcrowding at Erie Highschool was certainly a hot-button issue.  Many kids described crowded and unrult classrooms of around 40 students where they struggled to learn.  One student advocate, Dontayja Carr, says that fights and the lack of resources at the school are hindering her education.  She says seeing so much development around town, while the school district struggles doesn’t sit right with her.  “They’re trying to make Erie a tourist town if you think about it.  Helping downtown and just doing extra stuff that doesn’t need to be done.   They just need to focus on the kids.”  

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