I can have swag and be smart seeing through the fog
I have the wonderful pleasure of helping others be their best especially working with youth. Last year; we were awarded a multi-year contract working with the juvenile courts – we provide educational support services and life skills development courses-to youth. These youth are very sharp but having had many to help them see through the fog – see the bigger picture- of being want they want to be. Ronald ‘NGTVZRO’ and I show up Tuesday working with groups of youth to get their GED and stuff. Many share their phobia of math ‘the hardest subject’ lol. I met a super cool guy -hmm- I will call him Prince bc his shirt had prince on it. Prince reply, I am good with all the portion of test but math I struggle. I reply, watcha working on. Prince reply, word problem. I reply, my fav lol. Ronald ‘ NGTVZRO’ replied, Rashid cold with that Math lol. I reply, we do math with swag smh. The group of youth laughed. I reply, you can good looking and be smart. I reply, the worst thing you can be is cute and dumb. I reply, cuteness gets old. Young lady rely, OKAY! I digressed – now back at the ranch – Prince and I delved into the problems. Ronald ‘NGTVZRO’ worked with the others, Z don’t play game he crushed the numbers. Something really cool showed up; Prince knew math but he was confused with what the problem was really asking him. Prince simply needed to see through the fog-what the test was asking for. I taught about omission, red herring and all sorts of stuff until his mind popped open and he reply, I got it! I taught him both long-hand and shortcuts to save time. Prince was rolling! Ronald ‘NGTVZRO’ was smiling; Z reply, you got that! Prince worked the word problems and checked his answers in the back of the book. Prince was the last to leave the class but he reply, thank you and I am glad you guys here. Prince is a shining example of many youth busting with smartness but have fallen in the cracks for some or other reason. But, Ronald ‘NGTVZRO’ and my job is to retrieve as many youth as we can and help them see through the fog -obstacles, doubt, challenges, defeats-to be their best – Rashid b
Forgive grammar, brevity lol
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