Since I wasn’t able to have an interview I decided to continue on to my agent of change. I ultimately decided to do an event in a park. I heard that Jayden Tull’s topic was excercise and they would go hand and hand. So we collabed and came up with the idea to have a workout session at a park. We made sure to text everyone that we knew would be able to come out and waited for their responses.
I loved the experience that we had at the session. The energy was awesome and it was obvious that everyone wanted to be at the session. I really enjoyed interacting with the students that came out. Not only were we able to do a part of a project but, we also had fun while doing it. I never thought that I would have this much fun while doing a project.
We made a change at the session. We were able to inform students that you an excercise and have fun at the same time. This was very important because we were able to make a change in students lives. I am really confident that the students that came to the session will be exercising over the summer.
I really enjoyed this project. As I worked on this project I was happy that I was able to express a topic that I really wanted to invest in for school.
I learned that I really care about my community because of this project. I spent so much time thinking about how to contribute to the cause. I also learned that even though I go through a tough situation, if I persevere through it I can finish strong. Parks are also really important to me which was really a surprise. Check out my Annotated Bibliography for more information.
My first choice for my interview was Michael Nutter but, then I started to think about how busy he might have been. So I decided to switch him out for Councilman Kenyatta Johnson. I chose him because he put 3 million dollars into renovating and building parks all over philadelphia. I found out about him by trying to look for important people that would have authority about change in Philadelphia. I saw a couple of councilman but, Councilman Kenyatta stood out to me because of the areas he improved. He focused on low income areas that really need the parks and renovation into the area.Once I got his contact information I emailed him right away. I waited a couple of week and there was no response.
So it was the next day and I decided to email her.
After this whole situation I still had to figure what I was going to do for my agent of change. I had a couple of ideas in mind which included me raisng money to help an organization build a park, provide a slide show to my advisory, or have an event at a park. I wrestled with these ideas for weeks. Trying to figure out which idea I would be able to do in the amount of time that I had. I was moved to do a presentation to my advisory because thats what alot of my classmates were doing. I enjoyed all of the research that I have done so far. Styed tuned for my next blog post to find out what I ultimately chose. If you want more information check out my Annotated Bibliography.
Negative space, in art, is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image. The way to find negative space is by looking at the outside of the image. To the right of my which is surrounded in black is my negative space. Negative Space helps artists to see the subjects in their work. This enhances the artwork because it brings out the illusion of just having a subject with no details.
People were made to interact with each other. What better way to meet new people in your community than a park? It is the center of the socialization in the community. Or is it just a place that lasts for a long period of time? A lot of our childhood memories involves parks. In some ways, they have shaped who we are today.
My name is Elijah Afrifa and, I am interested in informing people about the importance of having parks in every community. Me growing up in the area that I am in it’s known as one of the worst neighborhoods in Philadelphia. I was raised in the Strawberry Mansion area. Which is on the list of the most violent neighborhoods. When I was younger I vividly remember having to run home because people were shooting not too far from the park I was in. I feel like no child should have to be afraid to play in a park because of how dangerous it is.
It’s important for others to know. If the word doesn't get out then the problem won't get resolved. We as a rising generation need to take into account that our children will one day be playing in these parks. Iḿ pretty sure that no one wants there child to be on the 10 oçlock news because they were shot or stabbed while playing in a park. I plan on reaching to head members of the city. So here is where parks come in.
Parks can serve the community in so many ways. An example of this is, parks can give kids a safe to play. Not only can a park serve kids during school but it can also serve kids after school. Playing outside is crucial for healthy development in children. In the result of this, kids being able physically to be active can lower obesity rates by a lot. Children are able to play and do what kids do instead of being out on the streets causing trouble because they have nothing to do. Being a teenager today I am able to see the impacts of having no good parks in the area. So, instead of doing something productive I caused problems around the community.Another way parks can serve the community, is by boosting the economy in that area. Being in close proximity to a park really brings in buyers for homes in that area. According to a study by Texas A&M, John L Crompton found that 20 out of 25 prospective residents were willing to pay more for a house, due to its close proximity to a park. Having more residents who were willing to pay more for properties would boost the economy and, some of that money could go to the school system.
My last example of how parks can serve the community is helping the environment. To the US Forest Service, one tree generates $31,250 worth of oxygen, $62,000 worth of air pollution control, recycles $37,500 worth of water, and controls $31,250 worth of soil erosion. Additionally, parks end up lightening the load of sewage and storm water runoff, as they are much more effective and exponentially less expensive at storm water management than man-made sewers. Some of the bigger parks, especially state and national parks have a big effect on conservation. Many may have informative areas on conservation or even host guided tours on the park, with a focus on conservation. Whatever it is, parks only help to boost the health of our planet; something it needs right now.
In conclusion, I am going to go more in depth with this topic. This topic has matured my thinking to a level of where I wonder how my life would have been different if I went to a different park when I grew up. Would me being in a different environment change the person who I am today? I hope to learn more about Michael Nutter’s past actions of rebuilding parks in downtown areas. For more information check out my Annotated Bibliography!
El hijo de mamá americano,
Niño sin hermanos,
Mi papá de desconocido
Veo gente de toda América
Saboreo dedos de pollo y papas fritas
Oigo risa llenando el aire
Toco crayones en mi mano
Huelo comida que se está haciendo en la cocina
Yo juego al futbol con mis primos
Nosotros encanta tomar el uno al otro y wrestle en la hierba
Yo también juego videojuegos con mis primos
Visitamos parques de atracciones todo el tiempo y siempre vamos go-karting
Somos productos de America
No somos. África en mi familia.
!Esta escuela es impresionante!
Bienvenidos a SLA. Hola somos Chan, Sierra, Odilia y Elijah. Somos estudiantes de Science Leadership Academy. SLA está 22nd y Arch. Es muy divertido y aventurero. A veces la escuela está metido pero está bien. Los estudiantes son muy simpáticos y cómicos. Hay cinco niveles pero el cuarto nivel es muy misterioso.
Las clases son español, historia, bioquímica, inglés, algebra, ingeniería, y estudios independientes. En estas clases, usamos lápices cuadernos, hacemos experimentos, y resolvemos problemas. Nuestros clases favoritos son ingeniería y drama. En drama actuamos. Para tener éxito en esta clase trabajamos duro, trabajamos, y hacemos los deberes.
Nos encanta ingeniería. El sénor Kamal es interesante y chévere. Los estudiantes sociables y cómicos. Nuestra clases son tranquilas y interesantes. Tomamos apuntes, trabajamos duro, y somos responsables.
Paragraph 4-En SLA los estudiantes son simpáticos. La cosa favorita de Sierra es la almuerzo y gente. La cosa favorita de Odilia acerca de SLA es la comunidad. La cosa favorita de Elijah acerca de SLA es el largo almuerzo. La cosa favorita de Chandrea acerca SLA es los deportes.
I learned a lot about the size of text and the importance of the color of the slide. I also learned that it it good to have blank space. I also learned that you don’t have to fill the whole slide with words and that it bores the viewer. In the end I decided to change the picture and take it out. There was no point in the picture because there was no color coordination with it.
I made this slide because I believe it reflects the hardship and pain that I went through and still go through. I thought of all that I shared in my me magazine and realized that the cover that I drew was what reflected my life. I also liked the theme of good versus evil as a background because it's been a very important part in my education and how I got to SLA in the first place. I also recognized the contrast of colors between the dark red and the bright white, so I used black and white text. The slides background also uses a lot of texture to give it a real life sort of feel. The Zen website explained that to many words on a slide would make it boring. So I chose to just keep the title of my Me Magazine since that's what the project is based on.
explain your L.A.N. Local Area Network - all the devices on your internet connection. My local network provider is metro pcs since i use my hotspot for all of my devices. I connect a lot of things to my network, such as my Xbox and laptop. reflect on what you learned about networks, did you have an OMG moment that you learned something new and interesting? if now write about what you learned. I really learned the difference between the cords and there speeds. It definitely gave me insight on networks. what would you tell other people that they need to know about having an ISP/Home network? Make sure not to get ripped off by your Local Area Network Provider