During January’s visit from the Born and Raised Detroit Foundation, Racquet Up writers were asked: What does Born and Raised Detroit mean to you? Utilizing their unique perspective and powerful voices, students created and shared a collage of opinions on Detroit.
Born and Raised Detroit to me is that you are born in Detroit and raised in Detroit and that you live in Detroit. But when I’m old I will move to L.A. or Chicago but I will visit Detroit. But there are good things at Detroit like the movies, Coney Island, Mom and Dad lives there, and Downtown Detroit. I will go to other places like Cal to visit my friends. But Detroit is my hometown and I love it here.
Trevone Perkins, Schulze Academy
It means giving back to the city. It means helping our city and donating many different things like cleaning up Detroit. I’m proud that we have companies like Ford, that was originated in Detroit as the first car company. Detroit is a great place to stay because we don’t really have earthquakes and we don’t have tsunamis. Detroit has a lot of history like Motown. You can go to Canada without having to go very far because Detroit borders Canada. Detroit is a very great place that I think you should visit.
Alonte Patterson, MacDowell Elementary
Born in Detroit because it is awesome,
Raised in Detroit because it is important,
Detroit is a wonderful place to live.
Cry me Detroit
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Leon Franklin, Schulze Academy
Born and Raised Detroit means to me as helping other. It also means looking out for each other. One time I met a new girl. She was very nice at first. She gave me green candy. This is what Born and Raised Detroit means to me.
Kortinie Rollins, MacDowell Elementary
I think that
it means born in
Detroit, they raised
their money in
Detroit. Detroit is
a good place to
live if you take
out all the thugs.
Our city is not
ugly we have to
help our city.
Darryl Washington, Jr, Schulze Academy
When I hear Born and Raised Detroit I think of inadequate schools, Motown, Big Sean, soul food, K-9, Lions, Fairlane, Northland, Auto Show, Ford, a safe area with no natural disasters, best chips, GOOD PEOPLE.
Abdur Bouyer, MacDowell Elementary
I was born and raised in Detroit. In Detroit you meet lots of people and go to new places. I can always have fun in Detroit. In Detroit I play a sport called squash. The team I play for is Racquet Up Detroit. Being born in Detroit means you have fun and an exciting life. Some people think Detroit is a terrible city but I think it’s a great city. I think I will stay in Detroit when I grow up but I will travel a lot. I’ll travel a lot but I will always come back to Detroit. I’ll make sure I’ll always come back to visit my family. I’ll always give back to my home city The Big D the home of the Detroit Pistons, the Lions, the Red Wings, and Tigers. Detroit. I love Detroit, it’s the best city ever.
P.S. I’ll represent Detroit in New York!!!
Samantha Onwenu, Schulze Academy
I was born in New York to live.
I was raised in Detroit to fight.
Detroit is a big city. When I grow up I am going to move and never come back. Detroit’s test scores are low and the kids are doing terrible on their tests.
J’aMonte Patmon, Schulze Academy
When I hear Born and Raised Detroit I hear kindness and savage. So I say “thank you” to all who helped. Everyone say Detroit is a bad place but it’s a good place too. PAL is who I play football for. It might not be the safest place but everyone is always looking after you.
Anthony Holmes, MacDowell Elementary.
Born and Raised Detroit means to share, care, help, donate, teamwork, and pretty much to help Detroit to be a better place. People need to help Detroit by planting trees and giving Detroit a green thumb. People need to think and do positive things instead of negative things and action.
Zion Miller, MacDowell Elementary
When I think of born and raised in Detroit I think of born and raised in Detroit. I don’t want to stay in Detroit I want to move somewhere else and not stay in one place. I also think of neighborhoods. If someone asks what was it like living in Detroit I would say it’s okay.
Aaron Levy, MacDowell Elementary
When I think about Born and Raised Detroit I think about people from Detroit had a hard life. I think about the Lions and how they became one of the worst teams and then we finally went to the playoffs.
Quran Davis, MacDowell Elementary
To be born and raised Detroit means that you live in a famous and a great city. This a a famous city because people like Big Sean, Rosa Parks, Aretha Franklin, and many more. This is a great city because people don’t know the wonderful things about it. One of the wonderful things about it are the schools. The schools are good because it will be hard finding new friends. This is what it means to me.
Khalil Anderson, Schulze Academy