Tuesday, October 20, 2009

After School Violence

In light of the tragic events that took place in Chicago September 2009 which resulted in the death of Derrion Albert, a 16 years old high school student, I still see after school crowd fights. I don't want to label these fights as "gang" fights as so often portrayed by the media. Most of these children don't even know what they are fighting about. These children are infatuated with fighting each other and filming it. They often broadcast themselves on Youtube or other social sites, showing off the brutality often inflicted on helpless victims.

How can we as a community prevent these after school knuckle showdowns and stop these senseless violence. We should be able to protect these children. They are somebody's child, sister, brother, cousin, family.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ages of 16-20 Philadelphia Gateway to College

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Gateway to College at Community College of Philadelphia is a scholarship program for School District of Philadelphia students, ages of 16-20, who have dropped out of school but have a desire to get back on track and earn a diploma and more.

Where will a Philadelphia Gateway to College education take you? You decide.
Don't miss out! Recruitment for the Fall 2009 semester, which begins in September, is currently underway. Please contact 215-751-8540 to register for an Information Session. See the Information Session schedule.


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