Category Archives: Devonte Wilson

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Given the Revolution in Egypt, How Does DeVonte Wilson Feel to Live in a Democracy?

Democracy is governed by the people. Democracy helps create a more secure, stable, and prosperous global arena in which the United States can advance its national interests. Dictatorship is governed by one individual. Dictatorship a form of government in which absolute power is concentrated. I think it is important to live in a democracy because people don’t like to be told what to do.

To view photos of the mission trip to South Africa, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/pr/angel_buzz_jfc2.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 DeVonte Wilson Say to President Obama If He Could Speak With Him?

If I had 15 minutes to talk to President Obama I would ask him to help me get into a good college. I would also ask him for a big favor. This favor would be for me, him and his workers to go back to South Africa so we can help the families that I helped and volunteered with during my trip there last summer. I really care about all the orphans and vulnerable children along with all those who are victims of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.  I think we need to do more. This would be better if someone like president Obama were willing to do this with me.  

To view photos of the mission trip to South Africa, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/pr/angel_buzz_jfc2.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 – Devonte’s Opinion

Today’s biggest problem is the economy and the governor is making budget cuts to lessen our debts. Instead of teachers losing their jobs, I think the government should keep them on the job so they can continue doing their best to educate today’s kids. One of the reasons why children join gangs and get into trouble is because they have nothing to do once school is over. So I feel that teachers should keep their jobs and help provide extra-curricular activities that’ll help keep kids of the streets while their parents are at work.

To view photos of the mission trip to South Africa, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/pr/angel_buzz_jfc2.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.

Washington, DC – DeVonte’s Experience

My trip in D.C. was very funny. The first day we got in DC we went to the Capitol Hill. On Capitol Hill I met Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Congressman Elijah Cummings. Both of them gave us some good words. Both of them are good people. I felt bad for Mr. Cummings’ childhood. I learned that Yvette Clarke’s brother is a journalist to this day. She is the only black woman in congress and the youngest. I also found out that Elijah Cummings represented Maryland’s 7th district. Mr. Cummings sends kids to Israel every year. The second day in DC we went to the White House. We got a tour of the White House. I was so happy that I got a chance to go in the White House. I learn that the White House is the oldest public building in the District of Columbia, and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is the most famous address in the United States. The White House stands for the power and statesmanship of the chief executive. After touring the White House we went on a tour of the Capitol Building. Touring the Capitol Building was monumental. It’s a working branch of government. The United States Capitol Building in Washington D.C. is amongst the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important in the world. The third day we went to Georgetown University. Georgetown seeks to make the most of your higher education experience through the rich traditions and educational experiences that make the hilltop community unique. The Georgetown education is a Liberal arts education steeped in the Jesuit tradition of social action. The percentage of kids that graduate from Georgetown is 95%. Then we went to the Newseum. The Newseum is the world’s most interactive museum, where five centuries of news history meets up to the second technology on America’s Main Street. Going to the Newseum was fun. After that we went to the Holocaust museum. The Holocaust museum is a living memorial to the Holocaust. The United States Holocaust memorial museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, promote dignity, and prevent genocide.

To view photos of the ambassadors during their mission trip to South Africa last summer, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/pr/angel_buzz_jfc2.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.

Young People’s Role Model – DeVonte’s Idea

Christopher Emmanuel Paul born May 6, 1985 is an American professional basketball point guard for the New Orleans Hornets.
Paul was born and raised in North Carolina. Despite only playing two varsity basketball seasons in high school, he was a McDonald’s All-American and accepted a scholarship with nearby Wake Forest University. After his sophomore year with the Demon Deacons, he declared for the draft. Since being selected 4th overall in the 2005 NBA Draft by New Orleans, Paul has been a NBA Rookie of the Year 2006, a three-time All-Star, and an All-NBA and All-Defensive team honoree. He led the Hornets to the second round of the 2008 NBA Playoffs. He has also won an Olympic Gold Medal with the United States national basketball team.
Off the court, Paul is a notable ten-pin bowler and a sponsored spokesperson for the United States Bowling Congress USBC. He has participated in numerous celebrity and youth bowling events as the head of the CP3 Foundation to benefit programs in Louisiana after Hurricane, and charities in Winston-Salem.
  
        

To view photos of the mission trip to South Africa, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/pr/angel_buzz_jfc2.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.

Volunteer Abroad or at Home – Devonte’s Idea

     If I could travel anywhere in the world and volunteer for one month, will go back to South Africa. The reason I will go back to South Africa is because I will like to continue helping the family’s that I was helping. I will like to continue helping them because all of the things they needed I didn’t get to give to them because we did not have enough money. I want to go back so I can say around them more and help them more. I will play with the kids more because when I was playing with the kids they looked so happy.

     I will like to spend more time with the families. I will like to have a day to spend time with the each family that I was with. Another thing I will like to do is take them shopping to get them the things that they will like to have. I will do that because I know it is a lot of things that they want that we did not get them. I will also take them out to eat at the famous restaurant in South Africa.

To view photos of the mission trip to South Africa, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/pr/angel_buzz_jfc2.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.

Child Obesity – Devonte’s Idea

Obesity-Obesity means having too much body fat.  A child is obese if their weight is more than 20% higher than the ideal weight for a boy or girl of their age and height.

       How do kids become obese or overweight? Like most chronic health problems, obesity is caused by complex interactions between genes, environment and behavior/habits. Many studies have shown that there is not a big difference in the amount of food eaten and physical activity between obese and non-obese kids. In addition to the risks to kids in childhood, research over the last 40 years tells us that overweight kids are at greater risk of becoming obese adults 18, 19, 20, with all the health problems associated with obesity lasting through the lifespan.These obesity-associated health problems include high blood pressure, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, gout, pulmonary problems, gall bladder disease, liver disease, psychosocial problems, reproductive problems, and some types of cancer.  

              What do you think Mayor Bloomberg should do to combat this problem in the community?

           The best wayis to be healthy weight wise is through prevention. Be sure your family practices healthy habits from the start, and prevent yourself and your children from becoming overweight. It is much easier to maintain a healthy weight than it is to lose weight.

To view photos of the mission trip to South Africa, please go to: http://angelrockproject.com/arp/pr/angel_buzz_jfc2.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.