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Jordan Ratley’s Thoughts About Cathy Black, The Ex-NYC’s School Chancelor

Cathy Black is a very good person in my mind. But I also think people should have a right to be mad at her for becoming school. You have a lot of responsibilities as  a school. The problem with Cathy Black is that she’s never had the experience of being a school teacher, administrator or principal in any school. I think parents should pay more attention to their child’s’ education and they should know that Cathy Black isn’t much of a person to help get their children where they wanted them to be in life. 

     This appointment also points out that something is wrong with our public schools system. The main problem is there aren’t many programs for kids to join when the school day is over. Without these programs kids could possibly get into a life of poverty, neglect and crime. This has been statistically proven worldwide. Starting and finishing life with proper education could lead to life changing opportunities.

To read about the first mission trip to South Africa in 2008, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/projects/journey_for_change.asp

Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service uplifts the lives of inner-city youth through global travel, volunteerism and advocacy work.  More information on the program can be found at www.angelrockproject.com.

Jordan Ratley on the Public Outcry for Gun Control

New gun control laws at this point in time, seems to be the right thing to do. New gun laws could mean safer and possibly more progressing communities. As a 14-year-old the most I can do is protest about it.

To read about the first mission trip to South Africa in 2008, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/projects/journey_for_change.asp

Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service uplifts the lives of inner-city youth through global travel, volunteerism and advocacy work.  More information on the program can be found at www.angelrockproject.com.

What Would Jordan Ratley Say to President Obama if He Could Speak With Him

I’d probably talk to him about teenagers all over the nation who do not going to school. Teens from my school wouldn’t come to school on average. They are not doing anything to better the world or more importantly themselves. I don’t want to grow up in a nation that doesn’t create incentives for young people to stay in school and for them to value education. People say that young African-American teens are tomorrow’s future. I believe this statement is true. However, given that teenagers don’t want even to go to school, it will not be a bright future. This will cause major problems when they become adults. I want what’s best for me and everyone else. I want to make life easier for everyone, but if we are not capable of handling the way children see and care for their education, we are not doing anything. Education is the key to success and it always will be.

To read about the first mission trip to South Africa in 2008, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/projects/journey_for_change.asp

Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service uplifts the lives of inner-city youth through global travel, volunteerism and advocacy work.  More information on the program can be found at www.angelrockproject.com.

Jordan Ratley’s College Choices

I love college but if I had to choose 5 I would pick Oregon, Stanford, Howard, Morehouse and Boise State. My majors would have to be business, public affairs and law and engineering. And because I have a love for sports, I hope to get an athletic scholarship. I am into business because my mom and dad are trying to create a business and when I get older, I will be able to surpass the challenges that lie ahead. Engineering sounds great because I am very skilled and technical. I like criminal justice and public affairs and law because my mom works with the state as a corrections officer and it would be nice to carry on the tradition. 

To read about the first mission trip to South Africa in 2008, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/projects/journey_for_change.asp

Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service uplifts the lives of inner-city youth through global travel, volunteerism and advocacy work.  More information on the program can be found at www.angelrockproject.com.

Why So Many Americans Are Suffering Economically Today – Jordan’s Opinion

  The American people love to receive answers to their questions. Most of their questions to Barrack Obama are about the economy and health care. In some states people are worried about their taxes. Barrack Obama hasn’t been telling the American people what they want to hear. It’s not mainly his fault but a lot of people are putting pressure on him that isn’t really necessary. Recently the Democrats have lost their mid-term elections simply because they haven’t put all of their effort into America’s most serious problems. If they had passed it would’ve been a different story.

To read about the first mission trip to South Africa in 2008, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/projects/journey_for_change.asp

Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service uplifts the lives of inner-city youth through global travel, volunteerism and advocacy work.  More information on the program can be found at www.angelrockproject.com.

HIV/AIDS Awareness – Jordan’s Perspective

HIV/AIDS is one of the most common diseases any American male or female can get. It is also one of America’s deadliest illnesses as well. It’s very important to raise awareness about this disease because you can have HIV/AIDS and not even know about it. It’s an STD (sexually transmitted disease) and if we all pretend as if none of these diseases are happening around our community and our children and families then sooner or later it will become a way of life for all Americans. To know that you have HIV/AIDS and that you have to live with it the rest of your life like some of our friends over in Africa and right here in Brooklyn. I think using the internet is one way of spreading awareness. For example, Journey for Change can post ads on some the most popular websites like Facebook and Twitter. Or we can post survey questionnaires to be answered by random Americans just to see their take on HIV/AIDS.

To find out how you can participate in an AIDS Free Generation by 2015 please go to http://www.joinred.com 

Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service uplifts the lives of inner-city youth through global travel, volunteerism and advocacy work.  More information on the program can be found at www.angelrockproject.com.

Facebook Donated $100 Millions to Newark Public Schools – Jordan’s Reaction

I do think it was a good idea for Mark Zuckerberg to donate 100 million dollars to Newark Public Schools. It shows his loyalty and gratitude toward public education nationwide. With this donation students will have updated textbooks and renovated school buildings where students will behave better and succeed academically. Maybe even new and/or improved after school programs for the children to get involved in so that they won’t be lead to gangs and drugs when they reach adulthood or possibly even high school. I personally think it was a great idea to do this type of thing because you rarely see one person take it upon himself to go out and give 100 million American dollars to a community. From hearing all the bad things about Newark Public Schools, I think Mr. Zuckerberg lightened up the entire state of New Jersey.

To read about the first mission trip to South Africa in 2008, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/projects/journey_for_change.asp

Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service uplifts the lives of inner-city youth through global travel, volunteerism and advocacy work.  More information on the program can be found at www.angelrockproject.com.