By CHERRICA FED

MACON, Ga. —

After the 15th homicide, a teen, within the city of Macon, the Dignified Divas teamed with the Frank Johnson Center to put together an event to discuss the community issues among teens. Here, the officers of Dignified Divas are making name tags for everyone before the event starts. Photo by Cherrica Fed
After the 15th homicide, a teen, within the city of Macon, the Dignified Divas teamed with the Frank Johnson Center to put together an event to discuss the community issues among teens. Here, the officers of Dignified Divas are making name tags for everyone before the event starts. Photo by Cherrica Fed
The organization’s leaders discussed the last minute details of the event in the back office of the recreation center. The room includes a board with a Bible verse on it since the event is about inspiration. Photo by Cherrica Fed
The organization’s leaders discussed the last minute details of the event in the back office of the recreation center. The room includes a board with a Bible verse on it since the event is about inspiration. Photo by Cherrica Fed
Some of the youths who participated gathered to take pictures in the lobby before the event started so their picture could be placed on the website. The age range for the youths was from 12 to 15 years old. Approximately 30 youths showed up. Photo by Cherrica Fed
Some of the youths who participated gathered to take pictures in the lobby before the event started so their picture could be placed on the website. The age range for the youths was from 12 to 15 years old. Approximately 30 youths showed up. Photo by Cherrica Fed
The young participants gather at one of the seven the stations of vendors to get information. Each of the seven vendors  spoke to them about sex, drugs, violence and careers. The youths picked up pamphlets on different topics at each station they stopped at. (Middle: Aaron Brown, founder of Bowfresh Bowties) Photo by Cherrica Fed
The young participants gather at one of the seven the stations of vendors to get information. Each of the seven vendors spoke to them about sex, drugs, violence and careers. The youths picked up pamphlets on different topics at each station they stopped. (Middle: Aaron Brown, founder of Bowfresh Bowties) Photo by Cherrica Fed
The teens continued to circulate around the recreation gymnasium, picking up more information on different topics at each vendor table. Some of the students asked questions about issues they are facing at school. Photo by Cherrica Fed
The teens continued to circulate around the recreation gymnasium, picking up more information on different topics at each vendor table. Some of the students asked questions about issues they are facing at school. Photo by Cherrica Fed
Aaron Brown speaks to the teens during a question and answer segment. He was very passionate about youths choosing a career at an early age. He is the founder of a successful bowtie line. Photo by Cherrica Fed
Aaron Brown speaks to the teens during a question and answer segment. He was very passionate about youths choosing a career at an early age. He is the founder of a successful bowtie line. Photo by Cherrica Fed
The president, Tanishia Johnson, of Dignified Divas, a volunteer organization in Macon, Georgia, speaks to the news media about what the event is and what the she seeks to accomplish by having the event. She wants to be a part in making a change for the better for the youth in Macon, Georgia. She is the founder of the Georgia chapter of Dignified Divas. Photo by Cherrica Fed
The president, Tanishia Johnson, of Dignified Divas, a volunteer organization in Macon, Georgia, speaks to the news media about what the event is and what the she seeks to accomplish by having the event. She wants to be a part in making a change for the better for the youth in Macon, Georgia. She is the founder of the Georgia chapter of Dignified Divas. Photo by Cherrica Fed
The news media speaks to one of the young participants about what he hopes to gain from attending The Teen Summit. The teen goes by the name "Sixty" and admits to issues he witnesses every day in school and outside of school. Photo by Cherrica Fed
The news media speaks to one of the young participants about what he hopes to gain from attending The Teen Summit. The teen goes by the name “Sixty” and admits to issues he witnesses every day in school and outside of school. Photo by Cherrica Fed
Johnson prepares refreshments in the lobby for the participants after a successful event. Fruits, beverages, crackers, doughnuts were on the menu. Johnson is holding a cane due to a car accident she was in a couple of months ago. Photo by Cherrica Fed
Johnson prepares refreshments in the lobby for the participants after a successful event. Fruits, beverages, crackers, doughnuts were on the menu. Johnson is holding a cane due to a car accident she was in a couple of months ago. Photo by Cherrica Fed
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