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This week MLK Academy 6th, 7th, and 8th students discussed the impact of hunger on low income communities. Students were introduced to the term “food desert” which is an area where it is difficult […]

MLK Academy 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students continue to explore social issues this week by looking at the poetry of the late rapper Tupac Shakur. Throughout his career Shakur wrote songs and poems […]

This summer 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at MLK Academy will be exploring and writing poetry about social issues affecting their communities. For our first poetry lesson we read and discussed “I Am […]

When we can, we love to collaborate with the other after school programs. The dance program was asked to prepare an assembly for today, so some of the boys in our Poets with Class […]

The MLK after school program is primarily for the 6th-8th graders but a few 5th graders that are wise beyond their years often join us after school. Sade, is one of those 5th graders. […]

Today’s theater games were centered around building trust and communicating with their body language and eye contact. The youth had to invent situations and gestures that invite another student to collaborate with them on […]


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“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.