Category Archives: Vandesha Walker

All of Vandesha Walker’s blogs

Vandesha Walker’s Thoughts About Cathy Black, The Ex-NYC’s School Chancellor.

I do believe that people have the right to be mad. I would be mad if I was them as well. If this person does not have any experience with working in schools or with anything that has to do with education then she might make mistakes. This will not only affect the students but it will affect the teachers and parents as well. The big problem with public schools is the way they are ran and also because they are not as big as private schools they are not treated with respect. I think that if people would just put in the time to help the public school and provide the materials that they need to teach the students, then they would probably run better.

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.

Vandesha Walker on the Public Outcry for Gun Control

Well, first off, I would like to say that I am sorry for the shooting incident that almost took the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords because this was such a terrible thing for her family to endure. I absolutely believe that there need to be better gun control laws. It seems that anybody can get a gun whenever they want. There are even kids as young as my age, 14, handling guns and shooting whoever and whatever they want. If we have better gun control laws then I believe this will decrease the crime rate where guns are involved. Also, this would create a safe society for everybody. As a citizen I believe that it is my right to be safe, so if I talk to the elected officials about this situation, then this issue can be resolved.

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.

Given the Recent Situation in Egypt, How Does Vandesha Walker Feel About Living in a Democracy?

I think that it is important to live in a democracy because people should have the right to do whatever they want as long as it does not endanger the life of others. I know that it shows a sign of respect when you listen to those who are older than you but there should be a limit as to what is right and what is wrong. Not everyone is honest. So sometimes the things that people are told to do may be sinful and if we live under a dictatorship rule then we would have to follow those orders. The things that we have are different from what people have under a dictatorship. We have the freedom to go to school or to get a job. We have freedom of speech while people under a dictatorship rule do not have any of that. Freedom brings happiness and I believe that everyone deserves to be happy.

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 Vandesha Walker Say to President Obama if She Could Speak with Him?

If I could spend 5 minutes with President Obama in the Oval Office to speak about one critical issue, I would talk about violence within teens. Many of our teens are dying because of the fact that they have been bullied. Some commit suicide and others are murdered. I would speak about this because this is a major issue in our communities and everybody is being affected by it. Having this go on brings danger to anyone around in the area. I would ask that he have laws made and have major consequences if any of the laws are broken.

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.

Vandesha Walker’s College Choices

The following is a list of 5 colleges and/or universities that I am interested in applying to in the future. They are:

 Spelman College– I would major in art because that is what I am really passionate about and I like the fact that Spelman is a successful all girls college and I like the area of Atlanta Georgia.

 Howard University– I would major in communications and journalism because I love to write and after visiting Howard in 2008, I saw some things that really caught my eyes.

 John Jay College of Criminal Justice– I would major in forensics because ever since I started watching CSI I just became really interested in that area or work and that is what John Jay offers.

 CUNY Kingsborough College– I would major in Arts visual and performing because it is a way where I could showing my feelings without saying them and this college is in a convenient area for me.

 Morgan State University– I would major in Theatre Arts because I have always wanted to be an actress and I did a little research on this college and I saw a couple things that I liked 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 to Do About Students Low Reading Scores in New York by Vandesha Walker

I think that a lot of these students really need mentors to guide them on the right path. Many of them are living in homes with single parents that have to work day in and day out and the stress from that is probably affecting how they do in school. I know that it is not really the school’s problem and none of their business but maybe if they provide an afterschool program where students can get tutoring, then maybe their grades will improve.

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.

The Importance of Social Media Sites by Vandesha Walker

Facebook and Twitter are two of the most popular websites and that’s what everybody is using. That is where you see most of the ads and commercials. I think that this is a good way to raise awareness because these two sites are the best places to find young people and this is where you can reach out to them. If you really have an issue you care about, I am sure people who use these sites  would take the time to look at what you are trying to get them to read and commit to.

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.