Hello everyone I wrote a letter to The Providence Jorunal. I am hoping for any feedback or ideas in which I could add to this letter. Please and Thank You
November 15, 2014
To whom it may concern,
Why is our city folding right in front of us? Is it the communities? Is is the schooling? Is it the parenting? Yes yes and yes all of these things have a small piece of why Providence isn’t Providence anymore. So what do we do? We cannot sit around and let this mishap continue. As a teacher’s aide for the Providence school dept. I see our children year after year sink deeper and deeper into the streets of Providence. This needs to stop, we as a city, as a state should want our capital city to be better, to get better. We have to get a hold of our kids. We have to let them know there is more to life then gang banging, dropping out, and sex. Let’s give them an opportunity that other cities in RI have. Show them that college is an option, not just a dream. Show them that they are important and loved.
Create programs that are meaningful to them, with people who can relate to them. Create programs that are affordable, and creative. Inner city kids are contained to sports; everywhere you look there is a basketball court or football, baseball field. What about the kids that is into music, art, writing, designing, singing, dancing, and computers. If our kids are not into sports around here they are pretty much screwed.
I am writing this and hoping that someone around you feels the same way as me. Maybe we could brainstorm together to write the right person in hope that we get something positive out of this.