Booker T. Washington Middle School at 108th between Amsterdam & Columbus is a place I grew up, from the age of 6 years old. Booker T. Washington was a place where I went every day after school throughout the school year and in the summertime, we would go on trips and things like that. Booker T. had a lot of opportunity of things to do while being there such as cooking, yoga, basketball, track, football, dance, art classes, and other types of sports.

When I was younger, I use to be apart of the dancing crew and also ran track for a couple of years. I had been there for so long, we all became family. Most of the people I know are from growing up a Booker T. Washington. Booker T. Washington was apart of the “Harlem Children’s Zone” where there are many other after schools like ours, under Harlem children’s zone. Booker T Washington closed down at the end of my 8th grade.

Now I got to another afterschool program that is also under Harlem children zone, still in the same community but different location, different environment, different people also just a whole different type of afterschool. My past afterschool was from pre-K to high school. My current after school is only for high schoolers.

Therefore Booker T will always be a place that will never be forgotten. As a group, we will always be at Booker T Washington Park, watching people play basketball or as the kids that we were on nice days. We would have water fights, barbecues, play football and so many other things that kept us occupied. Even on the cold days, rainy days we will be inside the building cooking, or be in the gym or just doing different type of classes. My childhood will always be a story to tell. 

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October 9, 2019 3:21 pm

Dear Charissa:
I am excited about your post, “A place I will never forget” because you are describing how you felt when you were doing that kind of thing and even if you change the program, those memories will remain in your heart.

One phrase he wrote that caught my attention is “As a group, we will always be at Booker T Washington Park, watching people play basketball or like the children we were good morning” I think this is exciting because before coming to the States United, I played soccer with my friends, we challenged other grades, that was when I was in sixth grade and you said that it is something you will remember, I remember it a lot because until now they were very beautiful moments when I was going to Mexico for my house there is a court and with all my neighbors and my friends, we play and have a great time.

Thank you for writing. I hope to see what you write next, because I would like to know if you have more beautiful memories, oh, if you got into new programs and could tell how your life is going at this age.

September 25, 2019 3:44 pm

Dear Manuela:

I am amazed at your comment on “Washington Middle School” because they talk about school and a basketball game. I am from Mexico but I live in California. One phrase you wrote that makes me interesting is “When I was young, I used to be apart of the dancing crew and also ran track for a couple of years.” Because he speaks like he was a person who went and liked to walk partying.Thanks for your comment I hope to see what you write next because I was interesting.

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