Tag: gangs

Surreal phone call

I got a phone call this afternoon from Darryon, who was a fifteen-year old participant in a summer employment program for public housing teens I taught three years ago, and whom I haven’t talked to since. Saddened at how isolated most of the kids I work with were and wanting to take advantage of the expansive Read more…

A little perspective

From one of the kids I met through a volunteer program I coordinated, a Saturday morning enrichment program at their Englewood school.  Good kids, bad school, bad neighborhood.  Met Jasmine when she was in third grade, she’s now in eighth.  Have kept in touch with her and her cousins (Devonte, Tomika, and Emmanuel). Take them Read more…