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Pittsburgh Teen Becomes One-Man Force to Bring Environmental Awareness to Community

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Growing up, AmaRece Davis (pictured) didn’t have the most-positive outlook. In fact, it was the same outlook as most of the young men in Homewood, one of the most economically depressed, crime-ridden areas of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Drugs, gangs, poverty, lack of opportunities. The turf is as familiar as the routine. Two of his older brothers got caught up in that routine and are serving life sentences for murder.

“There were a lot of negative influences present,” Davis explained to me when I called him this week. “Every day when you wake up you hear about someone being shot.”
With AmaRece, though, the routine wasn’t the focus, it was the turf.

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Written by Madison J. Gray

August 6, 2015 at 3:24 am

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