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This book extensively talks about the respect for the elderly. With great detail, the topic of respect is broken down and investigated, while sub-topics are created. The book is split up into several parts with each part covering a different perspective. For example, these chapters include people as ends, college students, and then Asian elders as well as other perspectives, but they won’t be useful to the project. It also has a couple definitions of what respect is and how to be respectful.
This source is very useful as to answering who/what are the main influences to the problem. On the website, there are 7 other reasons for teens’ disrespectful behavior. For each reason, there are full explanations about what they mean, and they also imply a solution for each cause. This source will expand the view on why teens are disrespectful. With that in mind, the future of the teen with each cause is evident. Also, since most of the causes link to their parents, it can help support the thesis that parents and family relationships are the main influence causing it.
The telephone interview with Dr. Berman extensively talked about the causes of disrespectful teens and how they develop over time. As other sources talk about the other causes, this interview focuses on one, the family relationship. Dr. Berman firmly believes that something in the family is causing the teen to be disrespectful, but also points out that there are many different definitions of respect. Also, he mentions that it’s not too late to fix this problem, and that the solution is communication.
Brown, Officer. Personal Interview. 14 02 2013.
For my human stakeholder I chose to interview a police officer. Officer Brown works with the 6th district. The interview is influential because I thought she was going to be more opinionated. She just agreed with the curfew and Mayor Nutter’s vision. She also said that the parents need to be held accountable because their children affects the community. This turned our project in a different direction. We asked ourselves “What happens to the teenagers without parents”. This source is reliable because it is an interview with a person who is directly involved."Curfews may do little to stop flash mobs." TheInquirer. n. page. Web. 15 Feb. 2013. <http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq_ed_board/Curfews-may-do-little-to-stop-flash-mobs.html>.
I found this article shortly after reading the article about Mayor Nutter’s speech I wanted to know how the people of Philadelphia felt about this. I was searching the web and found this article. This source is influential for one specific quote. “Not just teens, but others, didn’t follow Nutter’s reasoning at Mount Carmel Baptist Church when he said mob violence by black teens reflects badly on all African Americans” is a quote from the article. I then found myself wondering if a leader is leading others, how can they be a leader if people don’t follow? Why is that? This source is reliable because it is from a news article from a respectable publication.
I did interview a cop but I wanted to get the opinion of Charles Ramsey because he is the Police Commissioner. When listening to this interview he was basically saying that same things that the police officer said. He thinks that this is all for the safety of teenagers in philadelphia and that parents should learn to control their kids. This source is reliable because it is a recording of him talking and speaking his opinions and the opinions of the police department.
This source explains the details of the July 29, 2011 flash mob that influenced the curfew in philadelphia. Leslie Gomez, an officer said “"Typically, when doing juvenile crime you can see a reason for an attack. There's an aggression, there's a slight, something that sets someone off. These were completely vicious and random attacks on strangers, one after the other after the other." This source is interesting because you can see how some teenagers just do crazy things. The reason for the curfew came about because the leaders in the city thought that this would help the violence. This source is reliable because it is from a news article and has quotes from a police officer.
When reading this article I was shocked. Mayor Nutter speaks his mind but he is using no filter. Some of the things he was saying were a bit offensive to the parent. “You need to get hold of your kids before we have to” was one of those offensive things. It sounds as though he is saying that it starts in the home, which is true but that isn’t the only reason kids act this way. He also said some things about teenagers being a “human atm”. He made this speech in his local church. There was so much religious opinion in this speech. I feel that that was also wrong to bring religion into it. I feel that his opinions and views on how this city should work is different from the majority of this city and the future of this city; the young adults and teenagers. Once again this source is reliable because it is from a respectable website and has quotes from the person involved, Mayor Nutter.
This article talks about teen shootings. Teen shootings is just another way that people are unsafe. People get into arguments and things of that nature. Although this shooting took place earlier in the day, most instances occur late at night. This shooting just goes to show how young people act. It was actually mentioned on a the same website under a category titles “more stories”. This also is interesting because this shooting happened in north Philly but mayor nutter made the curfew more stick around university city, center city, and south street. This source is reliable because it comes from a respectable newspaper company.
Favorite Spot: Franklin Institute
Neighborhood: Center City
Address: 222 N 20th St
I am: A Philadelphia high school senior and a volleyball player.
Years in Philly: 18
Current Home: South PhIladelphia
*My Love Note*
Dear Franklin Institute,
I simply adore you! I enjoy the number of events for people of all ages to come to and engage in new learning. When I was younger I use to visit you with my grandmother all the time, my trips were simply amazing. My favorite thing inside the Institute is the Heart, It amazes me how the human body works. Growing up I always felt as if the Franklin was the coolest place on earth (and my feelings remain the same). Visiting you always makes me feel like I can achieve my goals no matter what they are, I get a sense of hope and inspiration. I enjoy walking up the steps each time I go, imagining what exhibit I will see, and what new knowledge I will walk away with. I guess what I'm trying to say it, I truly do love you and all the excitement you bring me. Thank You for always being there when I needed you.
P.S. Please always stay as cool as you are don't let anyone change you, ever.
With loads of love,
I am: A Philadelphia high school senior, a rower, big sister, and environmentalist.
Neighborhood: Overbrook Farms
Favorite Spot: The Schuylkill River and boathouse row
Years in Philly: 10 years
Dear Schuylkill River,
I've watched you from the car window for many years. Never giving a second thought to who you are, to what you are. I never took the chance to dive deeper into the little things that help you function. Never took the chance to who's lives you've changed and who relies on your presence. Little did I know there's a whole other world that revolves around you. It took me 14 years to figure this out. 14 years too long. The summer of 2010 was when we were introduced. The moment we were introduced broadened my perspective of Philadelphia. You showed me a unique way to live and gave me the desire to explore more of Philly. Thank you for making me explore and appreciate Philadelphia.
Mi nombre es Tamira Bell. Mi amigos y familia llamar mi Mara o Bell. Tengo quince años. Soy estudiante de Science Leadership Academy. Mi escuela está en el centro ciudad Filadelfia, en veintidós y Arch. Está cerca del Comcast centro y Kelly Drive y el Instituto de Franklin. Mi escuela es un edificio pequeño. SLA tiene siete años. Hay aproximadamente quinientos estudiantes. Hay también veinticinco profesores en todos cinco los pisos. En SLA tenemos ono a ono una computadora programa y una programa con el Instituto de Franklin. Tenemos muchos deportes equipos y clubs. Tenemos deportes por ejemplo básquetbol, fútbol, cruzar país, pista, voleibol, béisbol, y disco volador. Participa en cruzar país porque es bien saludable y divertida.
Tengo las clases de Literatura, Tecnología, Ingeniería, Bioquímica, Español, Historia, Álgebra, y Almuerzo. Mi favorito las clases de Español, Historia y Bioquímica. La clase Español es muy importante porque español bastante importante está en el mundo. En la clase de Español, hablamos, leemos y escribimos en español. Para tener éxito en esta clase Español hacer toda la tarea, y prestar mucha atención. Tenemos que en Español una carpeta y la computadora. Español es muy importante a aprender. Historia es mi favorito también porque este es muy interesante. En la clase de Historia, hablamos sobre historia y el presente tiempo. También escribimos los ensayos. Para tener éxito en esta clase Historia es importante trabajar duro. Necesitamos en Historia la computadora. Es muy importante a saber historia. Bioquímica es una mi favorito porque muy divertida. En la clase de Bioquímica, participamos actividades y experimentos. También
escribimos experimento resultados. Para tener éxito en esta clase hacer toda la tarea, tomar apuntas, participar activamente. Es requerido en Bioquímica un libro, la computadora, y una bata de laboratorio. Es muy importante a conseguir una “A” en Ciencia.
La Señorita Manuel enseña Español. Ella es deportista y guapa. Le gusta practicar deportes, escuchar música, y bailar. Su cumpleaños es en la primavera. La clase de la Señorita Manuel es muy divertida y emocionada. La Señorita Manuel es una profesora creativa y divertida. El Señor Sánchez enseña Africano Americano Historia. El Señor Sanchez es mexicano. Le gusta tener debates. Tambien le gusta comer. La clase es muy interesante y divertida. El Señor Sanchez es un profesor divertido y contento. El Señor Sherif enseña Bioquímica. El Señor Sherif es judía y árabe. El es una mezcla de razas. El es increíblemente bobo. Le gusta ciencia y bailar. La clase de El Señor Sherif es increíblemente divertida y interesante. El Señor Sherif es un profesor divertido. La Señora Dunn enseña Inglés. Ella es inteligente y guapa. Le gusta la literatura, a leer, y escuchar música. Ella trabajaba para una revista. La clase de la Señora Dunn es bien divertida y interesante. La Señora Dunn es una profesora creativa y artística.
Me gusta Science Leadership Academy porque esta es un súper creativo y algo extraño escuela. Lo que más me gusta de SLA es el educación y la computadora programa. Mi escuela es difícil y inteligente. No me gusta nada puntos de referencia proyectos. Porque son difícil. SLA es un bastante inteligente la escuela, muy divertido, increíblemente creativo y un poquito extraño. Cuando tienes tiempo libre, visitar SLA uno día. SLA es un súper escuela.
Mi nombre es Kevin Le. Tengo quince años. Soy estudiante de Science Leadership Academy. Science Leadership Academy es en Filadelfia. Está cerca del centro de la ciudad. Es una escuela muy pequeña y divertida. Hay quinientos estudiantes. Hay treinta y cuatro facultad y veinte y cuatro profesores también nosotros cinco pisos. Tenemos muchos deportes como hipódromo, fútbol, baloncesto, béisbol y último frisbee. Tenemos computadoras. Participó en último frisbee porque es muy divertida.
Tengo las clases de Inglés, Matemáticas, Bioquímico, Historia, Español, Ingeniero, Arte, y Almuerzo. Me gusta la clase de Inglés porque es muy interesante y divertido. En la clase de Inglés hacemos activadas y leemos libros.También me gusta la clase de Ingeniero porque muy divertido. En la clase de Ingeniero nos divertimos y hacemos activadas. No me gusta mucho es historia porque es muy aburrido y no divertido. Nosotros necesario el libro, el lápiz, la pluma, la computadora, la carpeta, la mochila, y la calculadora. Para tener éxito en esta clase de inglés. Tenemos que prestar atención. Necesitamos el libro, la pluma, la computadora, el libro y la mochila. Es requerido a ir a clase. Es importante a escuchar porque sú ser posible no entender.
Él profesor VK enseña Ingeniero. Él profesor VK es muy activo y también es gustar comer. Es muy deportista. Es muy divertido y inteligente. La Srta. Manuel enseña Español. La Srta. Manuel es cómica, boba y baja. La Srta. Manuel es muy inteligente. Él profesor Kay enseña Inglés. Él Señor Kay es bajo y cómico. Es muy deportista. Él Señor Kay es extraño. La Señora Hull enseña Arte. Ella es muy cómico y inteligente. La Señora Hull le gusta comer y muy artística.
Science leadership academy es el mejor escuela y es muy divertido. Me gusta el comunidad. También la computadoras. Lo que más me gusta de SLA es a mucho de trabajar. No me gusta nada trabajar pero es fácil. Science Leadership Academy es muy divertido y súper ¡genial!. También es conocimiento medio ambiente. SLA es a realmente fabuloso escuela.
¡Bienvenido! Nuestros nombres son Huzaifah y Kevin. Está es nuestra escuela Science Leadership Academy. Está en Filadelfia, en el centro de la ciudad.Esta es Nuestra Cafe También Nosotros comemos aqui. Tenemos una libertad mucho aquí. Es super divertido escuela. SLA es una escuela muy especial.
Mi llamo es Bella. Vivo en Filadelfia. Tengo catorce años. Soy estudiante de Sla. Está en centro de la ciudad. Está cerca de las tiendas. Hay 500 estudiantes, hay 24 profesores.
Tengo historia, matemáticas, bioquímica, español, inglés, almuerzo, arte, y ingeniería. Me gusta almuerzo y ingeniería. Me gusta almuerzo porque es chévere. Me gusta ingeniería porque es interesante. No me gusta bioquímica porque es horrible. Yo necesito las hojas de papel y el cargador en historia. Una carpeta y los lápices en matemáticas. La carpeta y la computadora en español. El libro y hojitas en inglés. La computadora en ingeniería.
El Señor Kay enseña inglés. El Señor kay es bajo. La Señorita Martin enseña educación física y es mi consejeria. Ella es muy divertida. La Señorita Hull enseña tecnología. Ella es muy divertida, simpatica, y boba.
Lo que más me gusta de SLA es el almurezo y es diferente. No me gusta nada benchmarks porque es muy dificil. Sla es muy divertido, pequeño, y extraño.
1. "HIV/AIDS Youth Update." phila.gov. Philadelphia Board of Health, 18 Nov 2010. Web. 15 Feb 2013. <http://www.phila.gov/health/pdfs/111810_BOH_Att_BAACO_Pres.pdf>.
This pdf basically lets us know what AIDS/HIV is like for the younger generation. Focusing on certain ages, 13-24. It lets us know the large amounts within this age range that are affected by the disease in Philadelphia. On top of that, I know we can use this information if we wanted to focus a bit more on the youth for the project.
2. Kulkarni, Shefali S. . "States Cutting Back On Drug Programs For HIV Patients." Black AIDS Institute. n. page. Web. 15 Feb. 2013. <http://blackaids.org/2011-news/870-states-cutting-back-on-drug-programs-for-hiv-patients>.
I thought this was very important because we know that we need to have some sort of information that is key to understanding the huge effect pay rates in Philadelphia have on those with this disease. Medication is definitely not cheap and getting a job, is harder than ever. People really have to think about what they spend their money on and ways to save when paying for the medication.
3.Interview by Linda Burnette. "Philadelphia Youth Advocate Tackles AIDS Denial." The Body. . . Print. http://www.thebody.com/content/art45890.html.
This website gives us an interview that someone else had with the Executive Director of YO ACAP. A club that is dedicated to helping those in need, focusing on teenagers. The director, Linda Burnette really helps those teens with understanding the effects of AIDS/HIV.
4. "AIDS among African Americans Main risk factors among African Americans Social and economic context of the African American AIDS epidemic How do African Americans view the epidemic themselves? What is being done to combat HIV in African Americans? The Future." Avert. n. page. Web. 15 Feb. 2013. <http://www.avert.org/hiv-african-americans.htm>.
Unlike most of our sites, this one is more focused on the wide research of African-Americans. This site is all about African-Americans and AIDS/HIV. It focuses on one race in order to help those who need financial advances and those who need it.
Source 1: Religious Person:
My stakeholder decided to stay anonymous
Can we use your name to quote you or would you like to stay anonymous? If so what is your name?
Do you think the teens in philadelphia are safe?
Why is it that you have that opinion?
Do you think Mayor Nutter is doing a good job handling the safety of teenagers?
Can you name any events in Philadelphia that has threatened the safety of teenagers?
Do you like the curfew?
Do you think the curfew has helped?
Why do you think teenagers break the curfew?
What do you think the Leaders of Philadelphia have to do to make teenagers safe?
too much free time
the closing of schools, rec. centers, and no jobs.
because it's a law, teens need adventure
go back to # 4
This is what he emailed me the first time, however when I asked him to be more thorough on what he meant, he sent me this letter:
I got my numbers wrong.To explain better,the questions you asked were based on the safety of teens and the city leaders actions toward their being.
Safety is not only for teens but all the people should be the concept of your study because you cannot study one without the other. For example, let's talk about affordable housing and jobs. If one's parents work, they can live in a home and raise a family in a environment that can be considered a good area.
With that in mind, everything will fall in place, as to the safety of the teens and everyone else. People care about themselves when they feel good, look good and got money. But,when things take a 180 degree turn, it's bad for everyone. Such as to the city's budget and the proposed cuts of jobs, schools, rec. centers, libraries and etc. to save money. Who will suffer.
Actions like that will cause danger in the city because of the mental and physical state people are in there is " No Money". Nothing and nobody is safe.
You see " everything is everything".
Hope I helped
I decided to interview a religious person for my stakeholder, because I felt as though they would have a lot to say about the community that the church is in. This interview is influential because him spoke about not only the teenagers but the parents. You could really tell that he cared because he also wrote a letter that would help explain where he was coming from. I also think it’s important because people of the church works with the community to try and make it better. They go around the community trying to help people and make sure teens are on the right path. This is a reliable source because because it comes from a person who’s involved in the community.
Source 2: Article: Officials in Phila. Plan Curfews to Curb Teenage Violence
In this article it talked about how Mayor Nutter planned on setting the curfew time to 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays because he thinks it’ll prevent teenagers from being able to mob up on people. In the article it also talked about how Mayor Nutter planned on punishing not only the mob participates but their parents also. It states that the parent will be punished also if the teenager is picked up. The first time will be a warning, but the second time they will have to pay a $500 file. It also states that police patrols will also be increased to help prevent the mobs from happening. This is an influential article because Mayor Nutter speaks on the actions and shows that he isn’t playing around, that he means business.
Source 3: Organization Website: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
This is a website about a organization called Philadelphia Youth Violence Reduction Program (PYVP) which is a multi- agency that involved with many youth organizations and criminal justice agencies, that work together to help reduce the homicide rate of teenagers and put youth offenders on a positive path. The organization cooperated with the 24th/25th Police District to collect data about the homicide rate. In the data they collected it showed that since the opening of PYVP homicides rates are significantly lower. The organization is involves more than 10 public and private organizations with consist of 50 police officers, probation officers, and street workers. They go out to the houses of participants about 25 times a month to check in with them and make sure they are on the right track. I think this is a good website because can go to it to learn more about the program and how to get their children involved in it. If more police district get involved with the program it means that they’ll be able to prevent flash mobs from happening.
Source 4: Article: 9 Shot at Teen Party in Suburban Philadelphia
In this article it talks about a shooting that took place at a teenage party in Chester, PA. In the shooting there were 9 teenagers shot and 2 dead, they were attending a party in a social hall that had been rented out for them when the shooting took place. Mayor Wendell Butler was disheartened at the scene as he told the Associated Press, he was also surprised to find 13- year olds from Philadelphia at the party. When he asked them how did they find out about the party, they told him, “It was on Facebook.” Since then Mayor Butler had declared a state of emergency and set the curfew time to 9 pm. Butler pilot a project to install new surveillance cameras in the areas of high rate crimes. I think that this in an influential article because it talks about how the Mayor of the Chester Pa. planned on being stricter with the kids by having surveillance cameras where teenagers hang out, with will allow them to see the activity that occurs.
Source 5: Nutter Fumes After 3 Philadelphia Teens Killed in Apparent Reprisal ShootingIn this article Mayor Nutter spoke on a shooting that took place on a Tuesday night, he called the shooter a “dog.” The Mayor also told the parents of of the youth that they must teach them to “not to act like idiots and a-holes”, he was very furious in the article and it showed. Which is why I think this is a good source because it shows the reader that he actually cares. He also speaks about what the adult needs to do in order to control their kids. This is a credible source because it comes from a reliable news source, which is CBS Philly.
The only reason I like you is because this is where my house is, and that is where I stay. I don’t enjoy the events, too much noise, too many people. I don’t like walking around the city, I have no desire to be hit by a car again. In the winter, your streets are cold, and the wind blows too strong. I still miss my turquoise headband. In the summer, it’s too hot, and the stench of the trash people carelessly leave on the ground is overpowering.
The buses are annoying, filled with rude people who blast their bad music and make getting off at the right stop difficult. The buses themselves smell, they’re loud, and kick up dirt and grime in my face as they drive off without me. My experiences with Philly aren't as magical as what most people seem to have.
Sorry Philly, I’m just not that in to you.