Reflective Essay On Literacy

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The ability to articulate my thoughts, aspirations and hardships has been a big part of my recent literacy. From personal essays to an open discussion with a panel. To put my thoughts into words on a paper or have a discussion, I have had the privilege to be heard from many around my city and in other states. It all started junior year in high school, with a class project referred to as “Why the “D””. Having the opportunity to present past and present information about the city of Detroit. Diligent research and presentation practice with fellow classmates, we came together with policies that could help better our city. This symposium was the beginning for most students in my school to be able understand the history of our city and become well speakers and presenters. After the symposium, I decided to get involved, by utilizing my voice to speak with different panels around the city of Detroit. I found employment with a youth violence prevention initiative program over the summer, while employed I had the opportunity to work with other high schools to speak out about youth violence and prevention. With this particular job I had the opportunity to sit with the Detroit Public school of education, and Detroit police department once a month. We had meetings that entailed discussions about safety, learning environment, and improvement. Over the summer my high school partnered with an…show more content…
I was presented with this trip because of my work with the youth violence prevention initiative over the summer. This trip allowed me to hear from students all over the United States. While attending I had the privilege to network and join a new organization. The trip was a week long, it basically was a learning experience for me. I was able to see that my community wasn’t the only one to face problems with education or

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