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The Importance of Increasing Knowledge (Letter 9)


Dear Y.B.M.:

I am writing this letter from the beautiful F.W. Bluford Library on the historically black North Carolina A & T University in Greensboro, North Carolina. 580 more words

What's New at UPO: Kid Kwesi Kicks Off Trillectro Music Festival at RFK Stadium

By Akeya Dickson

Before Trillectro headliner and Detroit rapper Big Sean performed, before Mississippi teenagers Rae Sremmurd skateboarded across the stage and then kicked off their summer sizzler “No Flex Zone,” and before crowd favorite and Houston rapper Travi$ Scott dove into the crowd, Kid Kwesi’s latest video premiered. 640 more words


The Awesome Value of Reading (Letter 8)


Dear Y.B.M.:

This letter will be quite different from my previous letters in that I will not deal with the spiritual aspect of life, but rather the mental aspect of life. 737 more words

What's New at UPO: Building Careers Academy and Wise Young Builders

By Akeya Dickson

The state-of-the-art Building Careers Academy had long been on Elijah Moses’ wish list of learning spaces to host his Wise Young Builders program…until now. 480 more words


The Fear of Love and All His Merry Friends (for Michael Brown)

I’m letting go
To see if you’ll hold on to me
Hold my shoulder, spin me around

I’m reigning in
To know how far you’ll go… 86 more words


What's New at UPO: Help Desk Program Graduate Lands a Job With the World Bank

By Akeya Dickson

UPO’s DC YouthTech Training Program — which is held in partnership with the H.O.P.E. Project — boasts yet another success story.

We are proud to announce that Roger Coleman, who matriculated through the program, starts a new job on Monday as an IT Operations Technical Support Specialist as a result of the training and expertise that he learned in through the YouthTech Program. 81 more words


Shed A Tear For Mike

I wonder if my parents are frightened everyday when I leave the house. I wonder if they say I love you at the end of every conversation believing it will be our last. 272 more words