The things that are important to know about me is that I am an independent young adult who goes out of my way to make the people around me happy and feel special making sure everybody has positive vibes. My name is Rovell Cayenne and I was born in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. I am 17 years old. I have lived in Kingstown, St.Vincent then I moved to Union Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, then moved to the United States of America. I like to work with kids, do a little bit of hands on work, dance, and listen to music. I like helping my teachers out and making the staff feel good. I’m good at playing sports, using my hands and dancing. Well, dancing came naturally to me, but using my hands to make things, I had to watch YouTube videos. I like to be active, so sports came naturally also. In the future, I want to have my own house, a good job, and be able to provide for me and my family. My dreams are to be able to make it out on top and to not be where I first started.
I immigrated to New York on January 7, 2017. My life changed in many ways when I immigrated. The change I’m happiest about is I started excelling in school because I was with my mother now and she was checking up on me in school and checking up on my grades. The change I am not happy about is that I had to adapt to new surrounding gun and gang violence . On the other hand, I am sad that my father is not here with me. Now I speak English and a little of both French and Spanish, which I knew before but got better when I moved. Having to live with my mom, my family structure changed because I went from living with my dad and younger siblings to living with my mother, grandmother, uncle, great grandma, brother, and cousin. These changes were positive because I have been excelling in school since there’s someone checking up on my grades and me in general at school. I don’t feel anyway about the languages spoken everybody has their own culture so it doesn’t affect me.
There was a time in my life when I witnessed injustice. This was the time when my aunt had her residency taken away because she over-stayed her green card to protect her daughter who was at risk of being molested by people who had been doing it in silence to a lot of girls. In my opinion, this was unfair because she had to give up her residency because of that which was a really valid reason for over-staying your time outside the country.Tags: The Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice