First of all I would like to thank you for taking time out of your day to
come and talk to our school. Even though I don’t know you, I feel where you’re coming from homeboy. I’m a youngster in the game trying to slowly but surely to get out and be a productive member of the community that I live in. I want to be a probation officer. I would like to work in the Gang Department because I’ve lived the Life and I want to help kids get on the right track once again, I would like to thank you Homes. Your presentation was firme Bro.
By: Danny Boy
Hey Thank you for coming over to Chamberland High School. I thought at first you were
still a gangster and that you were just going to get other kids mad. When you were talking about the three I was getting sad because that could be me. but thank you for helping me look at the persons like the same as me. It made me think that some day I will be something Big.
By: Juan Rubío
Dear Mr. Lopez
Here at EJHS a lot of things needed to be cleared up. Every day I see kids throwing their
lives away because this is “cool” or they think that is what it means to be a man. I’m not saying I know what it means to be a man, but I pretty sure it’s not what they think it is.
I am also Mexican but I don’t dress the way they do or act the way they do. So I guess it doesn’t make me one of them.
I hope your talk helped those guys out and I’m not just talking about the Mexicans. There are also the African Americans, even the white kids. You also taught me not to judge by appearance because when I first saw you I was having second thoughts.
Sincerely, Jesse Celaga
I’m writing to you to say Thank you for coming too Eastmont Jr. High. I never would have
thought gangs were that bad — now I think twice about claiming bloods or other things. Now I also think how my boyfriend’s live is going to end up like because he’s in gangs. I wish he could just get out but it’s not that easy. I really liked that story about your friend. It really motivated me to think about my future and what I want to be in life. Coming to the United States from Mexico is hard. People look at us like we were animals. But I know one day I’m going to show them how I really am. Thank you for everything. I hope you can come next year. See you soon.
Dear Mr. Lopez
Thank you for sharing your story with Eastmont Junior High School. I really enjoyed what
you had to say. I’m really sorry for the loss of your friend. I now know how dangerous gangs are and now I’m going to talk to some people that are in gangs. Your story made me think that violence doesn’t help you unless you are defending yourself.
Thank you again for coming to Eastmont Junior High to share your story.
Thanks for coming and sharing at EJHS. I really
liked your Speech [about] all those things you went through and still came out to be a good person. And becoming what you wanted to be, a Doctor. I learned that I can be whatever I want to — even though things might seem hard and I really want to just give up I will remember your story and how you dealed with it. Thanks from