One in a Million: Football, Magic and Warriors
We’re reaching our 1 millionth student this school year! This blog is part of a series where we journey throughout our expanded learning schools network and get to know some of our students. Meet Treyveyon, a 6th grader in Harlem. He’s 1 in a million!
“My favorite sport is football because my dad loves football too. I play quarterback, wide receiver and running back on a team. When you play tackle, you wear a helmet but I play flag football. I saw this movie called Concussion with Will Smith. I worry about that. My mom tells me all the time to be careful.
I want to be a football player for the Giants. I want to be number 11. It’s a calm number. I used to want to be a magician. I’m not saying it’s not going to happen. But if I’m not a football player, I want to be a lifeguard. I love swimming. One time, I was swimming, and a little kid went into the big pool, where the steps are. I got in and helped him out. Things can happen at any time.
If I were a magician and could change anything about the world, I would change violence. Nowadays you see people hating each other, killing each other, making fun of people. I would wipe away all violence. Everyone should treat each other the way they want to be treated.
My favorite class is Humanities. We’re reading a book called Warriors Don’t Cry, which is about people who protested a long time ago. I think it’s okay to cry. Sometimes people have to cry and let it out.”
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