Sixteen-year-old Gaelle Hercules, from TechBoston Academy, says that she knew what do when someone stole her friend’s phone during the school year and she had an idea who the culprit was.
“I spoke up and helped my friend get her phone back,” she says.
They say that there are leaders and there are followers.
For teens, the truth often comes to light when trouble strikes: Do you intervene to help solves things or just stand on the sidelines?
Jonathan Villace, 18, who goes to school in Dorchester, says he’s happy to pitch in.
“It benefits me at the end,” he says.
Aminata Sheriff, 17, from TechBoston Academy, says she stepped forward after learning that something bad had gone down even though there was later blowback directed her way.
“I didn’t care about the consequences,” she says.