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Philadelhpia. School District of Philadelphia. School District of Philadelphia. Print. <http://www.phila.k12.pa.us/>.
This is the school district of Philadephia’s website.  On the website, if you search “science” you will find out about how many amazing science based schools are located in Philadelphia, but they completely fail to mention any data about their graduation rates or their graduates success rate in the descriptions.

"Obama: 'We Don't Have Enough Engineers'" Computerworld. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2013.
This is an article that talks about how Obama recognizes the need for more American engineers.  He isn’t even focusing on engineers with an especially high degree, just a bachelors degree.  This article points out  how just a few changes would increase the number of American engineers by a large percentile, but he fails to mention how the American youth might be left behind by poor high school education.

Gearon, Christopher J. "You're an Engineer? You're Hired." US News. U.S.News & World Report, 22 Mar. 2012. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. <http://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/articles/2012/03/22/youre-an-engineer-youre-hired>.
This article talks about the need for electrical engineers and other highly skilled working engineers.  It touches on the fact that finding a job as an engineer is extremely easy to accomplish because of the fact that America simply doesn’t have enough of them.

Lehman, Chris. Personal Interview. 14 2 13.
Mr. Lehman discussed how science learning in Philadelphia was good in some areas, but lacked in others.  He talked about the fact that some schools were very successful, but some weren’t.  He also discussed his lack of faith in standardized science tests and their effectiveness.

United States. Educate to Innovate. Print. <http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/k-12/educate-innovate>.
This source illustrates the governments plan to increase the number of youths who are innovative science learners through devices that youths usually use, like a television.  It discusses the multiple organizations that have all banded together to try and improve America’s science education system.
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Annotated Bibliography 2/15

  1. Taylor, Daniel. "Teen Pregnanc'ys High Cost." Philly.com. N.p., 30 08 2012. Web. 13 Feb 2013. <http://articles.philly.com/2012-08-30/news/33477284_1_teen-mothers-teen-pregnancy-rate-teen-births>.


This is a magazine article written by Dr. Daniel Tosh, who is a pediatrician at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. In this he is talking about how at his office he sees teen mothers all the time. And even though the teen pregnancy rate in the nation is down from previous years, that the United States is still number one for teenage mothers. And that in Philadelphia it is a major problem. He explains that teenage pregnancy is not good for the mothers or their children for many reasons. This connects to my project greatly because they both are saying exactly what the problem in Philadelphia with teenage pregnancy is, and why it is a problem.



2. Basch, Charles Journal of School Health; October 2011, Vol. 81 Issue 10, p614-618, 5p

This is an article that was written by Charles Basch. He wrote it for the Journal of School Health. In this he is talking statistically about teen pregnancy. Saying things like how a teenage girl is less likely to finish high school yet go on to college. And that for urban youth it is even worst. Also that maybe one of the only ways to prevent is to enforce programs that better educate urban youth on the topic. This is a source that is great for our project. I say this because this article sums up everything our project is trying to show to people. 



3. Weiss, Robin. "Teen Pregnancy." About.com. N.p., 01 11 2009. Web. 13 Feb 2013. <http://pregnancy.about.com/od/teenpregnancy/a/Teen-Pregnancy.htm>.

        

This is an article written by Robin Weiss, LCCE. She is  a childbirth and postpartum educator, certified doula, doula trainer, and lactation counselor. In this specific article she is explaining teen pregnancy.  Exactly what risk come along when a teenager has a baby and things of that nature. As well as also explaining the fact that even though there are so many risk that teenage girls are still capable of being suitable mothers. This article is very important to our project. Because it addresses the problem that we are researching as well as give reasons to why it is a "problem".


4. Haswell, Jasmine. Personal Interview. 13 02 2013.


This is an interview that was done with an 18 year old named Jasmine who is my friend. She herself is a teen mother. She is not living with her daughter because she has to finish trade school now. But because she had a child as a 16 year old, she had to stop going to school to become a mother. She is an expert in the area of teen motherhood, and would be very beneficial to the project.


5. Williams, Wanda. 14 02 2013. 02 . Print.


This interview was with my Aunt Wanda. She had two kids as a teenager and still went to college and graduated from there. And a couple of her children had children of their own when they were teenagers. She is an expert because she herself experienced being a teen parent, as well as how the cycle that statistics show that have to do with teen pregnancy are right in some cases. It is because of this that she would be good for our project.


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E1 U4 Mi Escuela

Abuhena Hares

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    ¡Hola! Mi llamo es Abuhena. Mi apodo es Rafi. Soy estudiante de Science Leadership Academy. Está en Filadelfia. Está cerca de una panadería y Franklin Institute. Franklin Institute Es muy divertida y interesante. Los profesores realmente nos ayudan mucho. Hay más de quinientos estudiantes. Hay veinticuatro profesores en SLA. Hay cinco pisos en la escuela. Los profesores son muy divertidos. Tenemos último frisbee y fútbol. Participo en laboratorio de matemáticas porque es útil. ¡Science Leadership Academy es increíble¡    

Las clases que yo tienen inglés, español, bioquímica, ingeniería, arte, geometría. Mi clase favorita son inglés y arte. En el arte siempre tiene un lápiz y papel. Es importante para dibujar. En el inglés es requerido tener un cuaderno. En la clase de inglés siempre escribimos y participamos. No me gusta mucho geometría porque es muy aburrida. En Inglés tenemos que libros. Necesitamos plumas. En geometría tenemos que una calculadora. Es requerido una carpeta. Su importante tener una lápiz y borrador. En la clase de geometría siempre trabajamos duro y intentamos a participar. Siempre prestar preparado en SLA.

    La Srta. Manuel enseña español. la Srta. Manuel le gusta leer. No le gusta nada dormir. Español es muy interesante. La Srta. Manuel es muy divertida. Él Señor Kay enseña inglés. él señor Kay es bastante genial. Inglés es entretenido. Señor Kay es interesante. Él Señor VK enseña ingeniería. Él Señor VK es bastante energético. Él Señor VK ama para comer. Él es un súper profesor interactivo. Ingeniería es más o menos interesante. La srta. Jonas enseña historia. Historia es bastante aburrida. La Srta. Jonas es una profesor trabaja duro. Ella es observante. A ella le gusta que hablar. SLA tiene diversos profesores.
    SLA es un asombroso. Me gusta la libertad en SLA. Es calmante. Lo que más me gusta de SLA es las computadoras. Mi favorita coma sobre SLA son los profesores. No me gusta nada la matemáticas clases en SLA. SLA es muy interesante, divertida, y impresionante.

Video Link: https://docs.google.com/a/scienceleadership.org/file/d/0B01lbstES9ZYWHUxWDR3ZzBfVTA/edit
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Annotated Bibliography

​Shah, Anup. "Causes Of Poverty." , 07 Jan. 2013. Web. 13 Feb. 2013.

This source explains the background and reasons for why many people are in poverty. This source shows statistics of children living in poverty, and how many is being spent on useless things other than things that are badly needed. This makes a broad understanding to why many people are in poverty due to bad decision making. People have different opinions and thoughts to why people are in poverty but everyone has a different reason for that, therefore no one really knows the reason why poverty was led in this way.

http://www.globalissues.org/issue/2/causes-of-poverty

. "Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010." , 13 Sep 2011. Web. 14 Feb. 2013.

The Census Bureau stated the amount of people in poverty by race and origin, and the difference between between 2009 and 2010. This may show how people were wealthy and over a year end up in poverty. The reason why this issue may have become this way may be because of different reasons, mainly because of decisions. The main influence on this problem and it's future would be to help these people in poverty to get back on their feet and make the right choices that aren't going to lead them back into poverty, but to have a better outcome for their lives.

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/income_wealth/cb11-157.html

Gamble, I. "World Neighbors Finds Solutions to the Root Causes of Poverty." , Web. 14 Feb 2013.

This source explains what poverty is, and how poverty affects people and their daily lives. People who are living in poverty can't afford food which makes them lack from nutrition in their system. The reason why this source helps out the reasons of poverty is because it explains thoroughly what people go through when in poverty and how they can't make decisions that others have opportunities of, they have to live and sacrifice with what they have. People in working neighbors work to find solutions to help improve the causes of the people in poverty.

http://www.wn.org/site/c.buITJ7NRKsLaG/b.6248415/k.CC01/World_Neighbors_Finds_Solutions_to_the_Root_Causes_of_Poverty.htm

Holmes, Jamie. "Why Can’t More Poor People Escape Poverty?." , 06 Jun 2011. Web. 13 Feb 2013.

This source explains how poverty is described to be a decision making control of people. People have a hard time deciding what choices that they'd rather choose which leads them in the wrong paths leaving most of them in poverty if they have no support. Statistics and evidence prove that poverty makes it even harder for people to escape it. Many people in poverty have a hard time dealing with money, making wrong decisions because they don't have the same wealth as others do.

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/environment-energy/89377/poverty-escape-psychology-self-control#


Cartagena, Amanda. "Interviewed Chelsea Dawn." , 13 Feb 2013. Web. 13 Feb 2013.

I interviewed Mrs. Dawn from the W.I.C office over the phone and I asked her questions about people in poverty. The main question I had for her was "Why do you think people in poverty have a hard time making decisions?", she replied "People in poverty have a hard time making decisions because they don't exactly know what they want, almost as if they don't set goals out for themselves which is why they have a hard time leaving poverty." As she explained thoroughly it helped me have a better understanding to why so many people are in poverty because of decisions that they make.
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​Annotated Bibliography

amerritt@bizjournals.com, . "SEPTA plots to stem crime." (2008): n. page. Print. <http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/stories/2008/05/05/story2.html?page=all>.

This is a journal article and I think its a good source because it tells us what SEPTA plans to do to keep a hold on the crimes. It also gives statistics about the crimes that have been committed compared to how many were committed in 2004. It doesn’t just say SEPTA is trying to fix all the problems. It tells the reader every single thing they are going to try to do in order for passengers to feel safe.


Graphic Video of Sixers Fan Shooting Bulls Fan on SEPTA El. 2012. Video. NBC10Web. 14 Feb 2013. <http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Video-SEPTA-Shooting-Sixers-Bulls-Fans-183408621.html>.

This video will be helpful because it shows the whole attack. Even though it may be hard for people to watch it shows how well the surveillance cameras work, and also how clear they are. The surveillance cameras definitely helped the boys get caught. This can tie into the future of the problem because if SEPTA were to put more surveillance cameras everywhere maybe the crime rate would go down.  

Nussbaum, Paul. "SEPTA attacker has record of transit terror." Philly.com. N.p., 19 January 2013. Web. 14 Feb 2013. <http://articles.philly.com/2013-01-19/news/36417700_1_septa-police-surveillance-cameras-subway-line>.

This article is about the man who recently threw a woman in the railroad tracks. He was also arrested and his bail was set at 2 million dollars. However, as I continued reading it mentioned that he has a record of robbing women and flashing a gun. The article also says that he was arrested in 1996 and was sentenced to 7 ½ - 15 years. You would think someone would learn their lesson but he came out and did the same thing again. I want to use this for future because in this case it seems he did not learn his lesson nor did he care that he spent that long in jail.

Roman, Alex. "SEPTA delves into drivers’ past to improve customer service." Metro. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb 2013. <http://www.metro-magazine.com/article/story/2012/01/septa-delves-into-drivers-past-to-improve-customer-service.asp&xgt;.

This article is useful because this mentions how the SEPTA drivers have a lot to deal with and how much the violence has gone up from 2010 to 2011. It also mentions how the drivers are all taking a new training method to help protect themselves and the people on the bus. That part of the article has to do with the future of this issue because its how they’re improving and also the current issue, because this is what we’re dealing with.

Hur, Elizabeth. "SEPTA Officials Install Surveillance Video To Crack Down On Injury Frauds." CBS Philly. N.p., 13 Oct 2011. Web. 14 Feb 2013. <http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/10/13/septa-officials-install-surveillance-video-to-crack-down-on-injury-frauds/>.
Even though this article doesn’t mention anything about violence I still think that it can be useful. I think this article will be useful because it talks about SEPTA installing more surveillance cameras on the buses to stop the injury frauds. However, I think what people don’t realize is that by them installing more cameras maybe people will stop and think about committing a crime. It also says all the different places the cameras are going to get installed.

Jones, Officer. Interview by Drue Boccuti. 12 Feb 2013. Feb . Print.

I spoke to Officer Jones who works in the non-emergency SEPTA department. He told me a lot of ways SEPTA is trying to improve and get all the protection they can. He also told me why he thinks it got this way and he shared some facts about SEPTA that I had no idea about.
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Sean Force's Works Cited

"Effects of Poverty, Hunger, and Homelessness on Children and Youth." Effects of Poverty, Hunger, and Homelessness on Children and Youth. Ferndale, n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. <http:// www.ferndale.wednet.edu/drupal/sites/default/files/ APAEffectsofHomelessness.pdf>. This source lists a rather large list of parameters and categories that different children could fall into to be considered homeless. Then it goes on to list some potential influences that may end up leading to certain youths then becoming homeless youths and finally it lists some potential consequences for such youths either in the near future or later in their lives.


"Homeless Children: America's New Outcasts." Homeless Children: America's New Outcasts. National Center on Family Homelessness, n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. <http:// www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/ ArchitecturePlanning/ discover/centers/CYE/Publications/ Documents/outcasts.pdf>. This is a pdf published out of the National Center on FamilyHomelessness, and it lists some common causes for youth homelessness and some things that result from being a homeless youth all of which have accompanying statistics. Then on top of that there are some more statistics about homeless youths in general.


Clouser, Leigh. "Child Homelessness In Philadelphia." Message to Leigh. Clouser. 19 Feb 2013. E-mail. This interview took much longer than I had originally expected it to take, I had emailed the organization and then after some time they sent me the name of one of the people that works there. This person got back to me extremely quickly, they have been working with the organization Standup for kids for a total of 4 years now and they have worked in two of the different offices that the organization has.  They talk about some of the problems related to Homelessness of children like those having to do with sexual orientation and informing their parents of this fact. 


"NRCPFC: Homeless Families and Child Welfare." NRCPFC: Homeless Families and Child Welfare. NRCPFC, 2012. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. <http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/info_services/ homeless-families-and-child-welfare.html>. This is another one of those sites that lists a lot of pdf's that you can go and download so that your average person could go and find more out about the issue of youth homelessness in the country. Also it has some brief explanations of where those pdf's would take you and what they would tell the reader.


Quarels, Alfred. "Office of Specialized Services." Homeless Children's Initiative. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. <http:// webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/s/oss/programs--services/ homeless-initiative>. This source lists a whole bunch of options and programs that the city has put into place in order to help homeless children go to school and get the things that they need to do well in school. Also It has some things that they can do after  school to help get an edge of sorts and to help them feel like they are actually doing something in the world.


"StandUp For Kids in the News." StandUp For Kids. N.p., 2012. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. <http://www.standupforkids.org/news/default.aspx>.

This page has a whole host of information about some different programs and organizations related to the subject of youth homelessness. However this page is primarily being used for the picture in the right column that contains a large number of statistics about LGBT homeless youths.

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Philly Love Note from Claire

Dear Philly, 

or Philadelphia, 

whichever you prefer,


I am Claire, and I am your daughter, though you may not know me among your hundreds of other children. 

We walk in the Historic Shadows of your Historic Halls. 

We sit on oversized buttons and under LOVE statues that are perhaps too small.

You may not know me, but I know you. 

So much more than melted cheese on meat in buns,

Even more than history and cobble stones.


Philadelphia, My lovely Philadelphia,

You are murals of trash on walls, Glass becoming sunshine- glowing.

You are gratified South St. where people are not afraid to live, where rainbows fly high, and I have danced in the heaviest of rain.

You are streets lit up with yellow lights sending beams reflecting and refracting on snow, or maybe its just powdered glitter. And under white precipitate blankets that morning- Silence. As even the birds sleep in.

You are Odunde with bright colors flashing and deep rumbling drums bringing the core of other lands to my sidewalk. 


Philadelphia, My sweet Philadelphia,

You are quaker peace, but never submissive. 

You are enduring old and sparkling new.

You are bike rides along muddy rivers and the brightest of the reddest leaves

You are winters much too cold and dry, and summers much too hot and humid.

You are red brick and blue skies and howling howling winds


Philadelphia, My darling Philadelphia,

You are SEPTA which I sometimes hate, but freedom which I always love.

You are more than just a grid

You are so much better than the history books say


Dependable and trustworthy, 

You were always the best of mothers.


Philadelphia, My lovely, sweet, darling Philadelphia 

To the city of brotherly love, here is a daughters feelings, overflowing in blue pencil, too much to fit on a page. 

Philly you are my heart, 

my rock,

my home, 

my guardian, 

Existing above and bellow me in peace and tumult. 

But most importantly,

Philly,

    You are mine.

                            And I am yours.

Truly and Forever, 

Claire






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Maggies Love Letter To Philly

Maggie Long

Favorite Spot: Around Northern Liberties
Neighborhood: The whole city 
Address: Currently couch surfing all over philly
I am: A Philly Biker
Current Home: Everywhere, Philadelphia PA

Philly. You have treated me well. Before I came to you, I was only a little girl in the suburbs of Allentown. Now I'm proud to be what people call a "City Kid". I'm a Philly lover, friend, explorer, student, young entrepreneur, writer, actor, and most of all, I am a Philly Biker. I bike around the city like it's my job. It's how I learn. I love biking around and seeing cool new spots to hang with friends at, or see new mosaics, or artwork. God it's beautiful. Looking at the city from a distance is breathtaking. Especially at sunset. At that point in time, the city is yours. It's almost as if the world stops for a second so that you can take a breath and fall in love again with the city. I wouldnt want to ever loose that feeling. Stay safe Philly. 

With love,

A Philly Biker 

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With Love

Favorite Spot: Schuylkill River Loop/Trail

Neighborhood: Center City 

I am, a high school senior about to move on to UPenn

Years in Philly: my whole life

Current Home: Roxborough/Manayunk

Dear Philadelphia,

Of all places I love to run, it has to be along your scuzzy Schuylkill River.

I know this path backwards and forwards with my eyes closed. It's there for me when it snows in October and is 90 degrees in February, for a long run or a short one. It has seen me during my best intervals and worst hill repeats. 

While it might flood every now and then or play host to annoying regattas crowding the trail, it's seen my through training for every race I've done. It's the watering hole for amateur and season runners serving a purpose- an occasionally challenging, dependable route with mile markers and drinking fountains along the way (spring to the end of fall, anyway).

My favorite thing along this route is the angels- Three Angels, actually. Really called Playing Angels, they are huge statue angels on high pillars on the banks of the river at the junction of Kelly and Fountain Green Drives. I use them as a mile marker, a rest stop and a lot of time--motivation. I repeat mantras about just getting to 'The Angels' to complete difficult runs. At one time, getting to them was the farthest I'd ever run.

It's an escape from schoolwork and busy city life without going too far from you at all. 

With love,

Jenn

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Mi escuela favorita


Marlyn Mooney
Tiarra Bell
Saul Salas
                            El U4 Banda C Guión  

(Song playing in background flight of the bumblebees )

(The front of the school and the opening of the doors will be shown)

Intro:

Marlyn Speaking:
Bienvenido a Science Leadership Academy! Está en centro ciudad filadelfia y Norte veintidós calle y abajo de la calle de Trader Joe’s. Sla es muy diferente. Es hace escuela interesante y diversión, y la estudiants es muy extran. Esta escuela es súper divertida con bobos y extraños per sonas.

(Visuals of school/ A video: We begin to walk up the stairs in the front stairway and walk down the second floor highways to the Español class)

(Snapshots of the the Spanish class, students and Srta. Manuel)

Español:

Tiarra Speaking:
En la clase Español, estudiantes aprender a hablar español para un segundo idioma. La profesora es Srta. Manuel. En la clase necesito la carpeta, el lapices, los hojas de papel y de no ser llegar tarde!

(A video/ where we walk up the stairs in the first floor stairway up to the third floor. Then we walk down the third floor hallway until we get to the drama studio)

(Snapshot of a drama class, students and Senor Kay)

Drama:

Marlyn Speaking:

Aqui tengo la clase de drama, El Señor Kay ensana la clase. El es super simpático y cómico, escena muy bien. Tenemos pláticas y la clase bueno y muy interesta. Los estudiantes aprenden to para desarrollar actuando habilidades.

 
Closing:

(Snapshots: We take a final look at Science Leadership Academy)


Marlyn Speaking:

SLA es mejor que otras escuelas, en SLA los estudiantes tienen la libertad y nos da una opción pensar y hacer nuestra propia decisiones. El plan de estudios es diseñado para nos permiten ser ocupado en las lecciones través de la discusión y actividades tal como Educon. No puedo decir no me gusta porque me gusta todo de esta escuela.




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E1 U4 Banda D

Me llama es Gabby. Soy estudiante de Science Leadership Academy. Esta cerca de una tienda y el Franklin Institute. SLA es una escuela muy trabajadora que es muy sociable, pero pequeña y divertida. Hay cuatro pisos. Hay maso menos 500 estudiantes y treinta y uno profesors y el principal. Tenemos Club de Poesia, paso de equipo, y muchos equipos deportivos. Tenemos el futbol equipo. Me encanta fútbol. Participo en Club de Poesia porque me encanta decir poesia. Es hermosa para mí.


Tengo historia, matematicas, bioquimica, español, ingles, drama, arte, ingenería, y tecnología clases. Mí clase favorita es Ingles y drama por qúe, mi profesor es muy comica y divertida y simpatica. No me gusta mucho matematicas por qúe es muy difícil. Necesitamos en la l clase de ingles los libros y en la clase de matematicas nessecitamos unas plumas y carpeta.

La Srta. Manuel enseña espanol. Ella es baja, guapa, y boba. Ella es morena y le gusta pasar un rato con la familia. La clase de Srta. Maunel es fácil. Ella es un bueno profesora. El Señor Kay enseña ingles y drama. Ello es muy comica y divertida. Ello es muy simpatica y extrãno pero encantadora. La clase de Señor Kay es muy fácil pero más o menos dificil clasificíon. Ello es un gran maestro. Srta. Dunda enseña bioquimica. Ella es a veces seria pero por lo general simpatica. Srta. Dunda’s clase es a veces dificil pero un poquito divertida. Ella es una OK maestra. La Srta. Thompson enseña matematicas. Ella es inteligente y deportista. Ella le gusta ir ciclismo  y correr. La clase de Srta. Thompson es muy dificil pero de costumbre útil.


Me gusta SLA porqúe es muy diverso. Es muy preparacíon por colegio y el mundo real. Lo que más me gusta de SLA es el libertad. Hay nada mi no te gusta en SLA. Puede ser muy duro depende del dia pero sin embargo que le ayudará en la vida. SLA es divertida, una talentosa escuela y una escuela buena.
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With love to Philly.

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To the city that heard me speak my first words in english. To the city that heard my cry for help. To the city that was able to give me a new outlook on what changes were. To the city that gave me my father back. To my diverse Philly. To the streets that felt me run. To the corner stores that saw me grow up. To the busy city lights that heard my laugh. To my Unique Philly. To the young children running around the corner on hot summer days. To the mini hondas roaring engines. To the splashes of fire hydrants in the hood. To my Loud Philly. To the beautiful late night firework shows at Penns Landing. To the busy streets of center city. To the LOVE statue in the middle of what is true life. To my extravagant Philly. To my my colorful city. To my crazy city. To my happy city. With love to Philly

xoxo

Martha 
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Philly Love Notes <3

Dear Broad Street Line,

It's not easy to say this but we've got a really complicated relationship. Sometimes we're right in time with each other, other times we're minutes off. Sometimes you move too fast for me, I find myself stumbling and apologizing. Other times you move too slow, making me feel like you could care less about where I have to go. There's a lot of people that need you as much as I do. From the school students, to the officer workers, to the sleepyheads. Sometimes you clean up nice and other time I just wonder how you could let yourself go. But through it all I cherish the time we spend together. You got me through a lot these past 3 and a half years. From home to school and from school to home, I couldn't do it without you. You've accepted me when I was lonely and when I came with company. I guess what I'm saying is, through all the hustle and bustle I still love you. I'll always be here to fill that empty space in your cart.

Yours Truly,

Symone

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Philly Love Note

Sasha Sapp

Favorite Spot: Schuylkill Trail
Neighborhood: Center City

I am: Senior, Goalkeeper, Runner, Writer, and Artist at the Science Leadership Academy
Current Home: West Philly

When the dense, frigid air of winter is shucked aside, I'll be found, once again, sweating or laughing along a beautiful water front. That water front is you, Schuylkill River Trail. When I used to intern with SRDC, the Schuylkill River Development Cooperation, I spent my Friday afternoons exploring and maintaining your expanse from the  "South End" (Locust Street), to the "North End" (near the Water Works). Some days the I drove the cart, though far from expertly, along your length, receiving in a breathtaking, inner city view. Other days, that statement became quite literal when I used you as a course to run along, often scoffing at your long hills. But whether I was working or working out, you brought laughter and great memories to me; one time, I spotted 17 turtles sunbathing in one day! Josh, my old employer, and I stayed incredibly still, and watched in awe as tiny turtles began to pop their heads to the surface, and nimbly plop down on the nearest log. It was the cutest thing. Other times, there were far more serene days in which it was simply enough to just gaze out into water, high or low tide, and observe small waves bumping subtly against one another. Trail, when I think of the countless hours that I've spent with you, I can only smile. Thank you for your simple beauty, and your presence that helps me aim towards my own. Thank you giving me the intangible- pieces of happiness.


Forever with Love,

Sasha Sapp


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Love Note: Thanks for Freedom

Bernicia Guercio

Favorite spot: Marconi/DV
Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
Address: 18th and Oregon

I am: I am a Senior at Science Leadership Academy
Years in Philly: All my life
Current Home: South Philadelphia

Dear Philly,

You have graced me with your parks of swings, grass and dirt. Ever since I was little I have been enjoying the simple pleasures of running around in a field and climbing on the jungle gyms. What's even better is that my love for the "parks" never died. When I was little I would play at Marconi with my sisters, brothers, and friends. I learned how to ride my bike with no training wheels on the baseball field there. Then when i was an early teen I would hang down "DV", that was the place to hang out. All my friends would gather up, watch the boys play basketball, swing on the swings. All the kids would flock there after school. Now I walk by both of those places and many others and just remember what free felt like. It has been a crazy few years with school and college dreams it is hard to find a time where I am purely happy. Thank you Philly for the memories, the memories of my old friends, my new ones, my school memories, the food memories but most of all thank you for the moments of freedom. Those moments all started in a field, playground or basketball court.


xoxo Bernicia



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Love Note #112: Clark Park

Amanda Millatt
Favorite spot:  Clark Park
Neighborhood: University City
Address: 42nd Baltimore 

I am: A Philadelphia high school senior, and a runner, a volunteer and a aspiring doctor.
Years in Philly: 18
Current Home: University City

Dear Clark Park,

I do not like you. I do not like any of your local summer events that I greatly anticipate during the tedious winters. I do not like attending everyone of your monthly flee markets with my best friend. I defiantly do not like getting awesome novelty items such as an accordion or locally made jewelry for amazing prices. I do not enjoy watching the  free Shakespeare theatrical productions every year with my mother, which I want to add is well put together and humorous. I do not like snow days because I always have the best time going sledding down the massive hill at the bowl. I did not enjoy spending hours playing hiding-go-seek and giggling with my middle school friends. Most of all I dislike all the unforgettable memories that I had with you. I can not simply like you, I love everything about you. Thank you Clark Park for the best eight years of my life!


With love,
Amanda
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E1U4 ¡Me gusta SLA!

Mi nombre es Gina su apodo es Gene. Tengo catorce años. Soy estudiante de Science Leadership Academy. Está en Filadelfia. Está cerca de Franklin Institute y Arch Gourmet. Es bastante moderna y muy vivo. Hay 500 estudiante y 25 professora. Tenemos las computadoras y clase de bioquímica. Tenemos ultimate frisbee y GSA y poesía.  Participa en poesía porque el profesor Kay pedido mi. Me gusta poesía porque poesía es muy tranquilo  


Tengo ocho classes.  Ellos son Inglés, Matemáticas, Español, Historia de los Africanos-Americanos, Ciencias, la clase Ingeniería, y clase de Arte. Mi encanta las clases de Inglés y Arte.  En la clase de Inglés es necesario tomar apuntes y hacer toda la tarea. No me gusta nada clase de Matemáticas porque Matemáticas es siempre difícil y aburrido. En la classe de arte necesitamos los hojas de papel, un lápiz, y un sacapuntas. En la clase de arte nosotros dibujamos y estudiaremos artistas  . En la clase de Inglés es requerido el libro, la computadora, una pluma, las hojas de papel. En la clase de inglés nosotros leemos libros y escribiremos cuentos.


Las Profesoras en SLA son muy divertida y interesante. Él Sr. Kay es bastante cómico y sociable. Señor Kay enseña Inglés y Drama. Señorita Hull es bastante artística y trabajador. Ella enseña Tecnología y Arte. Me encanta classe de Arte y Inglés porque los profesores. Profesora VK es súper inteligente. Él enseña Ingeniería. Señorita Manuel es muy divertida y  simpática. Ella enseña Español. Todos profesoras en SLA único y eso es porque me gusta SLA Profesoras.

Me encanta Science Leadership Academy porque la escuela es muy divertida. Lo que más me gusta de SLA es mi amigas y mi profesoras. Los profesores bastante  loca, simpatica, y divertida. No me gusta 5 minuto tiempo diferencia a SLA. Science Leadership Academy es súper moderna, difícil, y increíble.

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E1U4 ¡Me gusta SLA!

Me llamo Toby, y tengo quince años. Soy estudiante de Science Leadership Academy. Science Leadership Academy está en Filadelfia, Pennsylvania. Está cerca de el Instituto de Franklin y Trader Joe's. Es divertido, pero es mucho trabajo. Hay treinta professores y quinientos estudiantes. Hay cinco pisos. Tenemos las clases de literatura, matemáticas, y ciencias. Science Leadership Academy también tiene drama y arte. Tenemos el club de robótica. Es mucho trabajo, pero es muy divertido. Participo en el club de robótica, es súper divertido.
Tengo las clases de inglés, geometrías, biochemica, drama, arte, español, almuerzo, y historia. Me gusta el almuerzo porque nosotros comemos. Mis clases favoritos son inglés y historia porque son interesantes. En la clase de ingles, nosotros leemos. No me gusto mucho la clase de biochemica porque es aburrida y no hacemos nada. Por estos clases necesitamos unas lápices, unas carpetas, mi computadora, y una mochila. Para tener éxito en estos clases, necesitamos prestar atención, trabajar duro, y tomar apuntes. En la clase de drama, es importante participado activamente porque hacemos actividades. Para toda las clases, es requerido esta preparado.
La Señorita Manuel enseña la clase de español. Es divertido y boba. La clase de la Señorita Manuel es muy fácil. La Señorita Manuel es una profesora muy buen. El Señor Kay enseña la clase de drama. El Señor Kay es bastante cómico. La clase de el Señor Kay es muy divertido. El Señor Sanchez enseña la clase de historia. Es simpatica y inteligente. La clase de el Señor Sanchez es interesante. La Señorita Dunn enseña la clase de ingles. Es simpatica. La clase de la Señorita Dunn es muy interesante y divertido.
Me gusta Science Leadership Academy. Me gusta el club de robótica porque es bastante divertido y interesante. Lo que más me gusta de Science Leadership Academy las clases por que son muy interesante. Pero no me gusta la clase de bioquímica, porque es aburrido. Science Leadership Academy is divertido, díficil, y chevere.
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Philly Love Note

Jessica


Favorite Spot: Belmont Plateau

Neighborhood: Fairmount Park


I am: High school senior

Years in Philly: Whole Life

Current Home: Wynnefield



Philly,


Not many people get to experience the many wonders that you're filled with. The delicious food, the diverse cultures, the elaborate murals, the energetic sports fanatics and the sights and sounds that are all around. I however, enjoy the beautiful views of the city from the Belmont Plateau. Although not in the city, I like to admire you from afar. Looking out over the plateau seeing how pretty you are when the sun rises and when the sun sets. So, while some might like to be amongst the bustle and liveliness in the heart of the city, I find my peace at the top of the plateau gazing at the skyline of the city. I love you Philly. Thanks for being my home. 


xoxo,

  - Jessica 



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Philly love note

spending my first 11 years living in arms reach of a city i was desperate to be part of its busy streets. my shorts doses of  the beautiful city always made my heart flutter with excitement.  Trips to  city were my brother and I's biggest treat, whether it was a trip to the municipal building with its giant board game  pieces we use to climb  or love park with its fountain we splashed in i was in love. the city felt more like home then any other place my feet had ever landed.

The older i got the more entangled i got into the beautiful city. My weekends became packed with trips to the art museum, Franklin institute, and the academy of natural sciences. everytime i would come home i would miss the sights, sounds and smells of the city. finally at the age of 11 my parents made the decision to leave the suburbs and join the city streets.

since then i can not image life outside of this place that will forever be my home. i am so wrapped up in the movement of the city. running up the art museum steps and around the loop. shopping at the farmers markets and the Uhuru flea market. Days spent traveling around center city and chilling in places like Rittenhouse square and clark park.

With adult life quickly  approaching my heart aches to wish life in the city goodbye. i will miss being so tightly winded into these city streets. I want to thank you city for stealing my heart. what your city has offered me has molded me as a  person. i will never truly leave you because you are in my heart. i will never be able to stray to far from you and i know i will raise my kids in you someday.

with all my love 

maddie 



Maddie walls
Favorite spot: kelly drive
Neighborhood: university city
Address: 42 and baltimore

I am: a student, a runner and philly lover
Years in Philly: 6.5
Current Home: 42 and baltimore


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Ensayo :D

Mi nombre es Kevin. Tengo quince años. Soy estudiante de Science Leadership Academy. Estå en centro de la ciudad. Es ciudad de centro en filadelfia. Está cerca de Museo de arte de filadelfia y estatua del amor. Es divertido, fácil y único. Hay más de cien estudiantes. Hay de 25 Profesor@. Hay de cuarto floors. Tenemos tenga deportes, clases y consultivos. Tenemos en poesía y robótico. Mi favorito es estudiante de correr.

Las clases que tengo son historia, matemáticas, arte, bioquímica, inglés y español. Me encanta las clases de inglés y arte. Inglés es muy divertido. La clase de arte, es muy divertida interesante. No me gusta mucho la clase de es matemáticas. Es muy dificil. La clase de ingles, tu necesito el lápiz y la carpeta. En arte, tu necesito el bolígrafo, la marcador y el libro. Para tener éxito en esta clase es para ser inteligente, y creativa.

La señor Kay enseña inglés. La Srta Thompson enseña matemáticas. La Srta Jonas enseña historia. La Srta Hull enseña arte. La Srta dunda enseña bioquímica. La Srta Manuel enseña espanol. Señor Kay es muy inteligente, cómico, y divertido. Srta Thompson es súper joven. Srta Manuel tiene cumpleaños es el 17 de mayo. Inglés es muy creativo. Historia es más o menos. Matemáticas es muy dificil. Arte es súper divertido. Señor Kay y Señorita Manuel es súper creativo y divertido.

Me encanta SLA. SLA es mi casa. Me encanta arte y teatro. Arte y teatro es muy creativo, y divertido. Lo que mas me gusta SLA es los bailar. Los baliaros es súper loco pero divertido. SLA es súper divertido, y fácil. Mi Disfurta SLA.
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E1 U4 Banda D Mitch

Mi llamo Mitchell Berven-Stotz. Soy estudiante de Science Leadership Academy. Ésta en Filadelfia, Pensilvania, de Estados Unidos. Está cerca de vías del tren y ayuntamiento. Es mucho pequeño sino avanzado. Hay estudiante cuatrocientos sesenta y cinco. Tenemos increíblemente mucho computadora. Tenemos miércoles en el Instituto Franklin programos. Es mini cursos cada miércoles. Participa en club de robótica y servicio a la comunidad del club. Science Leadership Academy tambien atletismo y ultimate frisbee y futbol y cruzar país.

Yo tengo Ingles, Geométrica, Dramática, Arte, Español, Bioquímica, Almuerza, Consejería. Me fascina inglés porque es muy interesante y relajante. Me encanta dramática porque es muy diversión. No me gusta nada español porque es confundido. Tú tienes necesitas un libro en inglés, una calculadora en geométrica, tú tienes imaginación en dramática, una bolígrafo en arte, una carpeta en español, y una computadora en bioquímica. Tenemos que trabajar duró y completar sus tarea.
La Señora Dunn enseña inglés. Uds. es extremadamente amistoso. Uds. clase es muy divertido. La Señorita Manuel enseña español. Uds. es Filipino. El Señor Reddy enseña geométrica. El clase es desafiante. El Señor VK enseña ingeniería. El clase es bastante interesante. Señor VK es el entrenador de robotico. Es mucho difícil.
Me encanta almuerzo en Science Leadership Academy. Es extremadamente larga con tiempo para relajar. También me gusta robótico. Es muy creativo y difícil. Es interesante y desafiante. No me gusta nada consejería es parece inútil. SLA es increíblemente mente abierto. También es mal aburrido o restrictivo.


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