Exploring Hip Hop: Who Am I?

Posted 6 December 2011 12:00 AM by Citi

Congratulations to Orchard Gardens K-8 School in Roxbury for the recent recognition in Boston Herald. Citi Performing Arts Center is proud to be a part of the Orchard Gardens community and its success through Citizen Schools by offering performing arts apprenticeships. This Spring, we are excited to expand our partnership, working in three schools including Orchard Gardens, as well as the Irving Middle School in Roslindale and Edwards Middle School in Charlestown.

Below are reflections from Orchard Gardens students participating in this fall’s Citizen Schools program.

Brayan, Citizen Schools Program Participant

I am Brayan. My name means that I’m brave, courageous, energetic, and considerate. I’m loud, smart, funny and fun. I’m hungry. I’m hungry. I’m hungry. I eat rice, beans and chicken.

Jasmine, Citizen Schools Program Participant

My name is Jasmine. You might think that Jasmine is a very nice name, but I don’t. I think it’s a beautiful name. I love my name. I love my name because I’m named after a flower that’s also named Jasmine! The person who named me Jasmine is my mom, Jacqueline. She only named me because of her favorite idol, Jasmine Guy. My favorite idols are Trey Songs and Chris Brown. The kind of foods that I like to eat is soul food. Mostly pizza too!

Porsha, Citizen Schools Program Participant

I am Porsha. I am 12 years old, and I’m in love with my name. My name is important to me. Without my name, I wouldn’t be myself or I wouldn’t be me. I’m in love with double dutch because I’m always excited about stuff and double dutch is an exciting sport and there’s one thing that I will always love…singing!!

Singing is very important to me. I will never get tired of singing. Whenever I’m mad I always seem to sing in my head.

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