Good Kids Mad City (GKMC) is a movement created by youth from Chicago, DC, and Baltimore because as youth we feel under attacked by our own city. We stand in solidarity with Parkland and we wanted to uplift our own struggles. We chose the name GKMC because often times youth are described with negative terms such as “troubled youth” or “at risk youth”, and we are actually good. The system has been against us from the very beginning. We believe GKMC accurately illustrates the struggle we are facing daily. We are tired of our shouts for help going unheard. We aren’t asking anymore, we are demanding! Demanding more:

Investment in Youth Employment. A lot of youth have complicated living conditions and have to help provide for our family, but there aren’t enough resources.

Investment in wrap-around services in schools- Trauma-Informed Schools.
We need our staff at our schools to be informed on trauma and mental health, while also providing resources to the students.

Equitable School funding. It is no secret that schools are not funded equally. Schools need the money to be able to provide services, after school programs, and to provide us with the best education possible.

Invest in Mental Health.
Students go through life with mental health issues without ever getting the proper treatment. Black and Brown communities/schools are lacking lacking the resources to address the mental health needs of students.

This is what we need. It’s time for us to start putting pressure on the people in power. We will continue to hold actions, continue empowering youth to share their stories, and continuing the fight for our lives. In order for us to do that we need your help. We ask you all to donate to help us continue our fight -- to continue our violence prevention work, and to support all of our youth who are taking a stand for our future.

Thank you so much for donating! If you plan on donating to GKMC, we ask that you please specify if it is for one of the following two:

1. Englewood Chapter
2. Delmonte Johnson Funeral Services


  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 5 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Eduardo Montiel
Chicago, IL
Linda Slavik

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