A look at three neighborhoods in Cincinnati—Avondale, Evanston and Walnut Hills—through the eyes of 14-year-olds who routinely witness violence and poverty:

“I don’t understand how somebody can take somebody else’s life.”

Jalen Owensby says out loud what students at her school have been thinking since two of their Withrow classmates, Jashawn Martin and Tyann Adkins, were shot and killed in March.

But Jalen, who lives in Evanston, has been trying to make sense out of losing people to violence since she was six years old.