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On September 13th and 20th, Led Black from the Uptown Collective came to address the 5th period Future Project class at The College Academy, which is housed in the George Washington High School complex (549 Audubon Ave). The Future Project is an educational non-profit focused on putting Dream Directors in high schools across America. Below are the main takeaways that four students had from Led’s two visits!
Briana N. – I learned from Led that life is short, there is no time to play games. You can do whatever you want to do in life. You have to start thinking about your future and have your mind and heart set for it. You don’t know what wrongs and rights will come your way in life.
Brainell M. – Being from the same area, Led related to mostly everybody in a friendly way. The most important thing that I took from his talk, was that us, the uptown people, need to be the best. Not only expand but share our culture with everybody else.
Victor M. – I learned from Led that no matter where you come from you or what your environment is you can inspire people. You can also connect your story to people all over the world.
Anyelo M. – I learned that in order to reach goals and dreams it so much better when you love what it is you want to accomplish!
Lamarr J. Womble
The Future Project
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