Friday, June 20, 2008

Flint kids speak out

The thoughts and opinions of Flint kids, courtesy of ZuZu, published online by Restless Youth Press, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing original work by young authors and artists.

I think Michigan is fun.There is alot of nice people here.I go to the best school, with the best teachers. I love all sports and I love to write. In my free time I like to play with my three brothers. I love going outside and playing in the rain. We get alot of rain in Michigan. If I could change one thing about Michigan it would be to have more amusement parks.
— Corrie, age 12 1/2

I live in Flint,Michigan. I really like it here. There are a lot of people here. In my neighborhood my best friends names are Stacy, Tyerica, Angela,and many more. We play together alot. We always get along (well most of the time). I'm glad to have friends like them. We have two malls here Courtland Center, Genesse Valley Mall. We have the nicest restaurant here too. One thing I hate here is the very, very cold weather.
— Kilnesha, age 12

I live in Flint Michigan. It's a cool state what makes it cool is the people in it. There is nice people and mean people. There are a lot of gangs in Michigan. Every body in the gangs are not bad just some.
— Angelina, age 13

I'M FROM MCKINLEY.I'M HERE TO TELL YOU ABOUT MY NEIGHBORHOOD. MY HOUSE IS IN FLINT MI. THIS GOVERNMENT IS VERY CHEAP. THEY NEED TO PUT MORE MONEY INTO THE SCHOOL. SOME THINGS THAT WE DESPERATELY NEED: PENCILS, PAPER, CHALK, COMPUTERS, PRINTERS, P.S THE GOVERNMENT IS CHEAP!!!!!
— Larain

MY NEIGHBORHOOD HAS MANY PEOPLE THAT ARE IN GANGS AND MANY PEOPLE THAT WISHED THEY WERE IN GANGS. ME, I THINK GANGS ARE STUPID. BUT THERE IS ALSO MANY GOOD PEOPLE IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD. THE SCHOOL RULES HAD TO BE CHANGED BECAUSE OF ALL THE GANGS TOO. THIS WAS ALL ABOUT MY NEIGHBORHOOD, HOPE YOU ENJOYED IT.
— Jeremy, age 13

My neighborhood is boring and nothing ever happens! It is pretty close to my school. I go to McKinley Middle School. I'm in the 8th grade I know lots of people that go there too.
— Lance Fischer

My neighborhood is like A big GHETTO. Some people do drugs. Most people move out because of the drugs. But most people says its ok.
— Jerry, age 13

My neighborhood is a scary but friendly place. There are lots of gangs out their killing their parents, brothers, sisters, other family members,and innocent people like children and their parents. I go to a wonderful school called McKinley Middle School. I have had WONDERFUL teachers here. I have also made alot of new friends. I can't wait until Christmas!!!
— Jonathan

I have a big neighborhood. I have a newspaper route, I have two of the seven streets. My neighborhood is peaceful. All of the people in my neighborhood are nice.
— Adam, age 12


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