Ameer is 16 years old and lives in Dorchester. He is homeschooled and currently in the 10th grade. He is on the Mayor’s youth council, where he serves as a teen leader. If he could change anything in the local and national community it would be gun violence because several of his friends and family members have been lost to gun violence. Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad are two men that have influenced him because they did not let unequal circumstances get the best of them.