Tuesday, June 23, 2015

☮Invictus ☮ Unconquered☮

♥Celebrating☮Dr King♥ A Legacy Of Love

Photos Bayonne High School 2015 Graduation by Michael Dempsey The Jersey Journal June 22 2015 My Alma Mater, Class of 1969.

Photos 7 Jersey City High School Graduations by Summer Dawn Hortillosa The Jersey Journal June 22 2015

Photos Best Of The Best Dressed At NJ Proms by Len Melisurgo NJ Advance Media for NJ.com June 22 2015

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New City Kids, More Than Just An After School Center!
Empowering at-risk teenagers in Jersey City to become mentors and role models for the kids in their neighborhood.

New City Kids Jersey City NJ

2014 Report Card
100% of our 12 seniors from the 2013 – 2014 school year graduated and enrolled in college this fall!

15 Teen Life Interns went on our annual college tour to 13 campuses where they talked to 19 New City Kids alumni about their college experience.

Participants in our SAT prep classes saw their scores improve by 136 points on average.
Over 500 one-on-one mentoring hours were invested in our Teen Life Interns by adult staff.

30 teens participated in City Sail: our free summer sailing program.

Average daily After School Center attendance has risen from 80 to 94 kids at our Fairmount Ave. site.

35 kids each received over 50 hours of musical instruction in keyboard, bass, voice, or drums.

68 children made it into gold club! They completed all three levels of extra credit including: literary devices, geometry, and geography.

14 first grade students each started a new class designed to get them up to grade level in reading.

61 children enrolled in music school, learning drums, bass, vocals, or piano.

Yes; I've been reading NJ.com again.
More news below. Warning; graphic, senseless violence.

Planting seeds in the shadow of Curries Woods (projects, looming in background).

Meanwhile; Across The Street,
This Week in Jersey City, New Jersey:

3 People shot in Mercer Park in Bayonne, police say by Ron Zeitlinger The Jersey Journal
Follow on Twitter June 21 2015

2 Mercer Park shooting victims in critical condition: hospital spokesman by Michaelangelo Conte June 22 2015 The Jersey Journal

13-year-old boy stabbed in upper shoulder on Garfield Avenue in Jersey City by The Jersey Journal June 22 2015

Two people dead in at least four shootings in one day in Jersey City by The Jersey Journal June 14 2015

The Jersey Journal - 2013 Hudson County homicide map

All, so sad.

In the 60's, we would call what's happening in America's cities, "genocide".
I often say to my self;  how convenient, teach people, to kill themselves.

Someone has to do something to help these young people. 
Since I haven't been seeing enough action; from our politicians, etc. 
I appointed myself, for the task!

♥RIP♥ Isaiah Jackson 21♥
I don't know this young man, but I see myself in him.
I see him; as representing, all these young people I read about getting shot, or killed.
He has that kind of face. Just another; innocent, dumb kid.
o Young To Die!

♥RIP♥ Isaiah Jackson 21♥

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell


Pay attention to your gut feelings.
No matter how good something looks, if it doesn't feel right, walk away. author unknown

Just The Links Man. Well Almost. ♥Social Services Links For Civilians And Veterans.

♥For All My Friends And Good People Everywhere♥ TerraCycle Nationwide Paid Recycling Program.
HUD Helps Public Housing Residents Become Homeowners. And More Great Links.

Family Education Network

✰Good Nutrition, So Important/Resources✰

Find Free Summer Meals for Children in Your Community. Call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish speakers) and a live operator will tell you where the closest sites serving free, nutritious summer meals are located. US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Summer Food Service Program Webinars