Big Brother

Courtesy of D.C. SCORES

Franklin Archila Diaz, 11 years old  — Tubman Elementary School 

I have a baby sister. 

Living with her is like living with a twister. 

I think that she belongs in a zoo, 

She speaks her own language and sounds like a monkey, too. 

She pulls on my bows 

And tries on my clothes. 

She gets under my skin and makes it really hard to win. 

Although she follows me everywhere, 

A life without her I can’t bear. 

It’s true she sometimes brings me joy, 

But Oh! Does she know how to annoy! 

Through this partnership, Street Sense Media aims to bring you a poetic perspective of our city from the future generation being shaped by it. D.C. SCORES creates neighborhood teams for kids in need by giving them the skills and confidence to succeed on the playing field, in the classroom and in life. It accomplished this for 2,500 kids at 59 D.C elementary and middle schools by combining poetry and spoken word, soccer, and service-learning in an innovative after-school program. To learn more or support:

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