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Bed-Stuy fifth graders met with the Brooklyn borough president to advocate for the human rights of the homeless. Advocates rallied in Brooklyn Borough Hall Thursday to request a progress report from the Brooklyn Borough President on plans to provide homeless people with a place to shower. 

None of the advocates was over the age of 12. 

"It felt very nerve-wracking, it was a huge thing that was going to happen," said organizer Jada Warren, 10. "I brought my classmates in because I believe in them. They have very smart minds."


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With signs that read “Come Down to the Bus Because You Matter”, “Shower Power”, “When We’re Clean We Feel Redeemed” and others, students from The Ronald E. McNair Public School #5 joined forces with Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams in support of a new initiative to bring a mobile shower to the borough of Kings. 

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Two young Bedford Stuyvesant activists have thrown their voices behind bringing a shower bus to Brooklyn for the borough's homeless community.

Jada Warren, 10, and Serenity Dixon, 11, who have just graduated P.S.5 Dr. Ronald McNair Public School, dedicated their 5th-grade project to getting public support for a bus furnished with shower cubicles that would provide homeless people with a dedicated place to wash.

After studying human rights in class and attending the annual WE Day for young change-makers, the girls were motivated to do something positive for their community.

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It started with a letter.

P.S. 5 Dr. Ronald E. McNair fifth grader Chane Grandison put pen to paper to call on his local member of congress, Hakeem Jeffries, to fund classes on equity and understanding.

In his letter, the Bed-Stuy elementary student told Jeffries, as a young Black man, he had never really taken notice of race relations.

"I mostly like to spend time playing with friends and playing video games. Recently I've noticed how troublesome racism can be, and how divided our country really is," he wrote.

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