This interview covers White's recollection of his five years living in Sheppard Square as an adolescent and teenager. White reveals both the positive and negative impact that the community has had on his life. White recalls being undernourished, lacking clean clothes, being late or missing school, and minor criminal activity. He credits a long list of community-based support systems; mentors and outreach programs, especially at the Presbyterian Community Center and Meyzeek Middle School, with helping him to to achieve his goals. White is upset over the demolition of Sheppard Square and laments a community lost to future generations. Additionally, he's concerned that there may be a lack of "safety net" housing.
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