Growing up in Pahokee, a small city in Western Palm Beach County, with nearly eight thousand residents. The people was proud and full of life. While people with jobs did not earn salaries like middle class earners today, more people had jobs and there own place to live. Today, our communities are faced with homelessness, a lack of jobs, substance abuse and violence without cause. I had a wonderful childhood. I recall having lots of friends and everyone in the community getting along without the drama of guns and gang violence. Parents could leave the kids home alone for a while with the knowledge that elders in the community would keep them in line. However, all is not lost. We can return to better days by voting smarter and holding those responsible for social services and benefits accountable. While the community had issues
Growing UP and being reared by my grandmother. She exposed us to numerous things.
Once I seen somebody fall out. many walked by but it was one group that stopped to help.
In high school when i received a full ride to UF.
Graduating from high school and keeping contact with everyone.
Bring able to come back and give back to the community. Doing stuff for those who gave to me as a kid.
Living around violence-but finding the good out of every situation. Great support system.
I grew up projects in belle glade the neighborhood was very nice. They will help out anytime if you need it, friends will help the best way they can. And what I love most about belle glade is they would cook food for anyone that is starving. My part of town in belle glade was very helpful its like having a family.
Support in the glades, sorority