SJ Engage: Teens Take Action
Empower. Act. Make a Difference.
SJ Engage is San José Public Library's program to inspire social action and local civic engagement of teens within their communities.
About 640,000 violent crimes are committed with guns each year. Some believe gun-control laws can reduce the bloodshed. Others believe that guns protect Americans and laws should be less strict.
The United States is the most diverse nation on Earth. Immigrants have enriched our culture and added to our productive capacity, enhancing our influence in the world.
In 2014 it was reported that 1 in every 30 children were homeless at some point in 2013. Many advocates blame the country’s high poverty rate on a lack of affordable housing, among other causes.
Most people believe that mental health conditions are rare and “happen to someone else." However, an estimated 54 million Americans suffer from some form of mental health condition in a given year.
Climate change’s effects are far-reaching and varied and touch virtually every aspect of life on the earth: heat waves, rising sea levels, desertification, melting ice, and even mass extinction.