October 2013 – Reader Contribution


Adolescence is one of the most interesting parts of life. When you’re a teenager you have more freedom to steer your life toward whatever you want to be. This poem is about what I want to accomplish when I’m a teenager.

Time management

Enthusiasm to learn new things

Eager to get a driver’s license

Navigating toward one’s goal

Active in the community

Good hygiene

Excellence in academics

Ready for college

– Ashrit Jada (6th grader)