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Friday, September 21, 2012

San Pedro Teen Center - A September to Remember - 9/11

The Club of San Pedro just recently completed a National Service & Remembrance Day for 9/11. In honor of the victims of 9/11, The San Pedro Keystone group made a pledge wall where they wrote pledges on how they will contribute to a positive change in the world. The teens also put together a short film where they recited the poem "What Happened?" These events were completely conceptualized and realized by the teens.
Great job everyone!
What Happened?
What happened that September Day?
We all struggle to understand.
With grief and anguish in our hearts,
Our country must take a stand.
Soon the Stars and Stripes appear
On every home and car,
A symbol of strength and hope,
As we prepare in war.
As the flags grow scare,
We search far and wide,
The need for "Old Glory"
To reflect our pride ...
... Times goes on, months have passed,

The families of September 11th
Seek normalcy, if any.
But wait ... what's this ... the Stars and Stripes,
That once flew far and wide,
Many ripped and torn and faded,
Have we forgotten our pride?
I wonder what the families think,
Old Glory now worn and tattered,
As they pass those familiar homes and cars,
The flag, once all that mattered
It makes me think about our nation,
When I see our flag so frayed.
How soon we all forget the pain
Of that tragic September day.
So let's think about those special heroes,
Who lost their lives that day,
And honor them with fitting flags
And for the families ... Pray!
© Gwen Loiacono

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Disney Comes to The Boys & Girls Clubs of The Los Angeles Harbor

DISNEY CHANNEL EVENTS - Stars from hit Disney Channel and Disney XD shows, including Zendaya ("Shake It Up"), Raini Rodriguez ("Austin & Ally"), Jake Short ("A.N.T. Farm"), Olivia Holt ("Kickin" It" and the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie "Girl Vs. Monster"), Billy Unger and Tyrel Jackson Williams ("Lab Rats"), participate in Radio Disney's "Back to School Drive." The popular young stars join Disney VoluntEARS to give backpacks loaded with school supplies to more than 200 kids from Boys & Girls Clubs of Los Angeles Harbor in San Pedro, Calif. (August 25, 2012). (DISNEY CHANNEL/RICK ROWELL)