Life in Belle Glade, FL

Positive: My kid and the community. Been cutting hair 27 years in community. Had ups and downs. Took 16 years to get off cocaine. Depends on god. Can do better. Robert Mitchell (commissioner): Trying to get own walmart in Belle Glade. Hard for kids to avoid negative environments. Parents also have influence on kids’ growth. Not a lot of hobbies for kids to do in community because small town. Trying to make the best of it. Started working at 5. Knows how to build a house from the ground up, did a lot of criminal stuff, but prays to god. Just living life. Comes from a Jamaican family, did best to get around. Life is what you make of it, but children need guidance.

About This Story

  • Project: We Are Here
  • Date submitted: 2018-10-14 00:00:00
  • Emotional tone: Neutral
  • Who should know about this? Local Government

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Belle Glade
  • Age: 31-40
  • Gender: Male

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • In your story, why did people act the way they did? --
  • My story relates to: The traditions of the past
  • Why did things happen in the story I told? The way people were brought up
  • The lesson in your story is: Things should change
  • In my story, problems are solved by: Members of the community
  • My story teaches us to: --
  • My story teaches us that: The community has total control
  • My story teaches us that: The community is vulnerable
  • My story teaches us that: The community is volatile

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