One Day It Could Be You

This week MLK Academy 6th, 7th, and 8th students explored the issue of homelessness in our society. Students discussed how natural disasters, illnesses, low wages, and job loss can lead to homelessness. To find solutions, students read the poem “They Are Out In The Streets,” by Justin S. a sixth grade student from Peterson Elementary. In his poem Justin S. mentions the dangers that people face when living on the streets, They might get caught in a storm/in a shooting/ they might even get caught in a robbery. Justin S. directly shares with his readers ways they can help by donating money and food, as well as job application assistance.

Inspired by Justin S. students created poems that express how they view homelessness and ways their communities can come together to end this problem.



Needs of the Homeless

Homeless people need food.
Homeless people need water.
Homeless people need clothing.
Homeless people need shelter.
Homeless people need shelter.
Homeless people need showers.
Homeless people need beds.
Homeless people need jobs.


Homelessness Is A Problem


Homelessness is a problem

and we as a community

need to stop it by donating

                                             to homeless shelters

and giving food to homeless

                                       people and giving them water

cause imagine if it was you

getting ignored by other people

while needing money

                                            cause there is a possibility

that one day it could be you












“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.