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LIVE POETS’ SOCIETY A SELECTION OF POETRY & SPEECHES BY EXTRAORDINARY STUDENTS Ambi B. Smith, Author

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“Live Poets’ Society® A Selection of Poetry and Speeches by Extraordinary Students”, is a handbook of compiled poems by the students of Citizen Learning Academy. Ambi B. Smith, Author (2014) All Rights Reserved

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  • 1. LIVE POETSSOCIETYA SELECTION OF POETRY & SPEECHESBY EXTRAORDINARYSTUDENTSAmbi B. Smith, Author

2. ForwardLive Poets Society A Selection of Poetry and Speeches byExtraordinary Students, is a handbook of compiled poems bythe students of Citizen Learning Academy.My hope is that readers will be inspired and impressed withthese exceptionally bright students. Each student has made apositive impression on me as a developing teacher, and I knowthey will make a difference in the world.Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Ingram for your guidance, patience, andlove in molding young minds, as well as being a mentor to me.Ambi B. SmithEducation is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change theworld 3. About Citizen LearningAcademyCitizen Learning Academy (CLA) is a NonpublicSchool, certified by the California Department ofEducation.The primary aim of the school is to serve thegrowing special education needs of those youthswhose adjustment to the traditional public schoolsetting has not been successful. Focus is placed notonly on academics, but also on social training, whileaddressing the individual needs that are outlined inthe Individualized Education Plan (IEP), CLA isequipped to service students who need variousspecial education criteria, including EmotionalDisturbance (ED), Autism (AUT), Mental Retardation(MR), and Specific Learning Disability (SLD).The school operates a safe, clean environment withnewly remodeled classrooms, restrooms andcounseling facility. Students are served breakfastand lunch indoors or in a spacious outside eatingarea.Our Nonpublic school allows the advantage of asmall classroom setting, roundtrip transportation toand from the school site and individual or groupcounseling. Classroom size is limited to a maximumof 12 students. A fully credentialed special educationteacher, who is on-site at all times, along with atrained assistant facilitates each class, DISCounseling and Speech Pathologist are delivered byon-site Licensed Credentialed personnel.Copyright 2005 Citizen Learning Academy Allrights reserved.About CLAs TeachersMr. and Mrs. Ingram selects highlyqualified teachers and trained stafffrom diverse cultural and professionalbackgrounds.Each individual shares similar workethics and genuinely cares aboutchildren.The staff consists of women who areactively involved in their communities.Learn more about these fascinatingwomen, as well as the impressiveportfolios of CLAs Directors. 4. About CLAs DirectorsJesse Ingram, Associate DirectorMr. Ingram is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and livesin Los Angeles with his lovely wife Crystal.He has two sons and one daughter, two daughter-in-laws, and a granddaughter.A graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA,Mr. Ingram earned his B.A. in BusinessAdministration/Economics in 1969, and his MBA inFinance in 1977, from CSU, Dominguez Hills, CA.He holds a Lifetime Teaching Credential, as well asstudied Business Law.Before becoming the Associate Directorof Citizen Learning Academy, he was anOwner/Operator of several McDonaldsCorporations for 40 years. In addition, he was aMarketing and Planning Manager for XeroxCorporation, as well as a Cost Control Manager forNorthrop Corporation. He has been a Salespersonfor Sears, a Buyer for Richs Department Store,and a representative of the Atlanta TransitSystem.Mr. Ingram is the Chairman of Ministry at MountTabor Baptist Church in Los Angeles.Crystal Ingram, DirectorMrs. Ingram is a native of Atlanta, Georgia andresides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband. Shehas two sons, Demetrius and Darius; a daughter,Deanna; two daughter-in-laws, Michelle & Helen;and a granddaughter, Micah. Mrs. Ingramschildren are college graduates of Morehouse andSpelman Colleges.In addition to being the Director of CitizenLearning Academy, Mrs. Ingram has worked inthe Los Angeles Unified School District as ateacher, a Mathematician, an Engineer forNorthrop, an Editor, and Owner/Operator.Mrs. Ingram is a Deaconess of Mount TaborBaptist Church, a volunteer of the Los Angelenoesfor City Hall. Mrs. Ingram is also a member ofAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.She loves to participate in the Olympics as agreeter, and has traveled all over the world.Gardening, collecting antiques from travelingshows, and helping children in need are herpassions.One of my most important jobs was being a mother. 5. Jessye Carter RobinsonMrs. Robinson is widowed to the late Leonard Robinson. Shehas a daughter, Michelle; a son-in-law, Michael Reynolds ;and five grandsons.Mrs. Robinson grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attendedSouthern University in Baton Rouge, LA. She graduated fromthe University of Wisconsin in 1972.Moving to Los Angeles and graduating from CSU, DominguezHills, Mrs. Robinson earned Handicapped Specialist License, aswell as her Certificate in Autism. She has over 30+ years as ateacher in both Milwaukee and Los Angeles schools. Workingwith the Los Angeles Unified School District as a teacher for75th Street School, she held several professional positions,including K-12 Whole Classroom Instruction, Special Day Classas Resource Specialist, Math Coach, and served in the Readingand Tutoring Program, and numerous committees.Receiving such honors as Teacher of the Year, nominatedeight times as Whose Who Among Educators, she is amongthe Elite of Educators.A member of the Matrons Mission Society, she holds severalpositions on the Local, District, and State level. As a devotedSunday School teacher she reaches youth with her nononsense approach and unrelenting guidance.In addition, she is a member of both Alpha Kappa AlphaSorority, Inc. and Eta Phi Beta, Sorority, Inc. proactivelyserving the needs of her committee on a grassroots level aswell as nationwide.Mrs. Robinson enjoys reading novels, playing games, studyingthe Bible, and traveling.As an Educator Mrs. Robinson recommends students to Dotheir Best to become Successful.Ann TaylorMrs. Ann Taylor is the proud wife of Ira Taylor. She has one son,Gregory Montgomery and one foster daughter, JoAnn Nelsonthree grandchildren, Alexa, Kayla, and Greyson Montgomery. Mrs.Taylor is a native of Gadsden, Alabama where she graduated fromCarver High School . She received her B.S. Degree in Educationfrom Alabama A & M University, Huntsville, Alabama. Mrs. Taylorbegan her teaching career at South Gadsden Elementary, Gadsden,Alabama , where she taught for three years and moved to Inkster,Michigan and continued her passion for teaching. While inMichigan, she received her Masters degree from Eastern MichiganUniversity.Mrs. Taylor moved to Los Angeles and began teaching in the LosAngeles Unified School District. She received her certification inSpecial Education from California Lutheran College. She earned herAdministrative certification from Pepperdine University. Mrs. Tayloralso holds a degree in Systematic Evangelism from Bethany BibleCollege. A member of Rock of Faith Baptist Church, she teachesSunday School, Mission Bible Class and sings in the Senior Choir.She taught in LAUSD for 30 years as a Whole Classroom Teacher,Resource Specialist, Title I Coordinator and Temporary AssistantPrincipal, as well as a Music Teacher. After retirement, she taughtat San Pedro Academy, a Nonpublic School for nine years.Mrs. Taylor is a member of both Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., andTau Gamma Delta Sorority Inc..Mrs. Taylor enjoys bowling and crocheting.Students should Do Their Best at all times. 6. Mattie Davis, ABAMrs. Davis is a retired Behavioral Interventionist forthe Long Beach Unified School District. She workedfor LBUSD for over 30 years, and is happily marriedto Norwood Davis, a retired Sheriffs Deputy.Mrs. Davis has been working with the students ofCLA for eight years and does a remarkable job ofmanaging some of the most challenging ofbehaviors. She has two daughters, Danielle andNicole, both are graduates of Howard University, andone works at the Smithsonian Institute inWashington D.C. Her son-in-laws are Byron andVernon. She also has nine grandchildren, and lookforward to their visits from Detroit, Michigan toCalifornia every Summer and Christmas.Mrs. Davis is a Singer and Choir Director andfacilitates the End of School Year Program, lendingher expertise in CLAs Music Department. World Traveler Project Manager Conflict ResolutionIt is not where we live that counts, it is how we livethat counts.Diane Garcia, One-on-OneMs. Garcia is the proud mother of two daughters,Krystal and Terry, and a son, Johnny. They are allHonor students.Mrs. Garcia majored in Business Administrationand Child Development at Southwest College andis Certified as a Preschool Teacher/Director. Inaddition, she is a Certified Dental Assistant.She has been serving the students of CitizenLearning Academy since the beginning of theschools grand opening. After leaving for a shorttime to live in Bakersfield, CA. and returning, shewas surprised to see how much the youngelementary students had grown into respectableteenagers. Many of them still remembered her.Ms. Garcia is a One-on-One Aide to CLAs studentswith moderate behavioral difficulties and does anexcellent job in calming and managing theirbehaviors.Ms. Garcia loves reading, traveling, interiordecorating, art, cooking and being a positive rolemodel to children and young adults. 7. About the Author & PoetAmbi B. SmithA native Californian, Ambi is the eldest of five siblings, one sister andthree brothers. All of whom reside in Southern California. Shecurrently has five nephews and three nieces. A graduate of Taft HighSchool in Woodland Hills, CA. She earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies atCSU, Fresno, and is starting student teaching at National University inLos Angeles, earning a Master of Arts in Education with a SingleSubject in English and Certificates in Autism and EducationalTechnology.She has over 20 years of experience in Office Administration andManagement, two years as a Teachers Aide and Computer ResourceAssistant with Fresno Unified School District, and seven years withCitizen Learning Academy as an Administrative Assistant, TeachersAide, Computer Science Teacher and Substitute English and HistoryTeacher.In addition to serving students of Citizen Learning Academy as aComputer Science Teacher, she has worked on several ProjectManagement renovations, including the Administrative Office andHanger Project at West Los Angeles Community College, AmericanAirlines @ Terminal 4/LAX Renovation Project, and the UCLAReplacement Hospital Project , now known as Ronald Reagan andMattel Childrens Hospital. She has also worked as both a ProgramAdministrator and Student Accounts Coordinator for PepperdineUniversity, in the School of Education and Psychology.Ambi serves in the Media Ministry as a camera operator for WestAngeles Cathedral, Bishop Blake, Pastor. She also volunteers for theSpecial Olympics World Games.Ambi is the author of My Five Nephews and Their Tech Toys. Sheenjoys teaching, traveling, reading, writing, photography,videotaping, and Zumba.School DazeChildren laughingChildren cryingSchool brings diverse kids.Children sharingChildren caringSchool brings teachers togetherfor a common cause.Children fussingChildren hittingTeachers teach kidsto pause and think.Children learningChildren thinkingAbout how they can make aDifference in the World. 8. S 9. GRADUATE OF 2014My Shining Path at CLASpeech by Justin LandrumIve had the best four years of my life thus far at Citizen Learning Academy. This schoolis like no other. Ive had so many great experiences here. I doubt if I would have had aunique learning experience at a public school. Ive learned many skills and seen manynew things. Ive been on many field trips to the Los Angeles County Fair, and the LongBeach Aquarium. Thanks to CLA, I know American Sign Language. I can read and playmusic. I can write paragraphs, essays, and I can type 40 wpm.I consider the teachers and staff to be family to me. Theyve all touched my life indifferent ways. My teachers have taught me how to laugh at myself, and helped megrow as a person. I owe the wonderful times Ive had here to one special person, Mrs.Crystal Ingram. I thank her and everyone at CLA. Ive learned to appreciate the positivethings in my life. I almost passed up this chance because of the uniform requirementand the size of the school. Luckily I didnt. Otherwise, I may not be the person I amtoday. Theyve broadened my horizons and given me experiences that I wouldnt havehad anywhere else. Ive learned to be more confident and reach for higher goals.Thanks to my time here at CLA, Ive had the opportunity to express myself in art andcomputer graphics. Most importantly, Ive learned to put my best foot forward. Fromnow on I will always do my best. I wont give up so easily anymore. Ill stand myground. I wont just try, Ill do it. I will always Make It Shine. 10. Justin LandrumWhat They Want From MeShow the true me get scoldedNo good rhyme or reason.Why? I do not know.So, now I will not show the real me,I must conform.I must become something else.I will become what they wantand give up my true self.Dont You Wanna Be Cool?Cmon itll be fun everyones doing it.You wanna be cool right?Nope!I wont give into youor to anyone else.Ill have fun my own way.Ill laugh and play.Wasted PotentialIts depressing to see a star not shine asbright as it should.A race care going 2 MPH,not reaching its full potential.A lion getting chased by a Chihuahua.A red wood cut down by spork.Being able to do anything,But wanting to do nothing.You can do it, yet you choose not to. 11. GRADUATE OF 2014Anthony Jones Jr.LAKERSKOBE BryantSHAQUILLE OnealBest FriendsPlayers for the LAKERSWinner of ChampionshipsSHAQ & KOBEAre true Play MakersThey use to ball for the LakersThey won three championship ringsThey were Los Angeles True KingsThe FIRST to win a THREE-PEATAnd rarely have a defeat. 12. GRADUATE OF 2015Toy AndrewsEncouragementIf you think bigYou will be Big.If you think wellYou will be Well.If you think smartYou will be Smart.If you think goodYou will be Good.Its ok to be good and its okto be smart,because you are helping thePlanet EarthChristmas PoemsThe Grinch found Christmas JoyAnd gave all the toys he stole back to the children.He was so happythat his heart grew three sizesand everyone dancedTil their feet were sore and atetil their bellies were full.It was the best Christmas feast everand Fun was in the air.Roses are red violets are blueChristmas is here and Joy is in the airPeople are singingAnd lights are gleamingWhen we go to sleepIt is peaceful. 13. Toy AndrewsLifeLife has ups and downs.It has winners and losers,but every daywe have to keep on.Its a fight every dayand it doesnt matterif we win or lose.Its about the fight of life,love, trust, loyalty, and family.As long as we keep fighting forwhat we love,we win the fight no matter how badwe get beat up.SeasonsIts crazyhow the seasons differ.The heartcan describe the season somehow.The cool calm heartis Autumn.The ice cold careless heartis Winter.The fiery hot heartis the summer.The mixed feeling heartis the perfect season.Spring shows all the emotionsin the heart, and that is whySpringis the Best season to start. 14. Toy AndrewsMy Experiences at CLAIve had many rewarding experiences at Citizen Learning Academy. Ive been here for along time. Ive been at Citizen Learning Academy since elementary school, and now Imgoing to the 12th grade. The progress Ive made since being here has given me theopportunity to participate in dual enrollment at Inglewood High School. I spend aportion of my day at Citizen Learning Academy and then Mr. or Mrs. Ingram will give mea ride to Inglewood High School in the afternoon.In addition to our regular school curriculum, we go on amazing field trips. Every year wego to the Los Angeles County Fair. We also go to the African American Museum, KnottsBerry Farm, and the City Hall to celebrate the cultures of American Indians, AfricanAmericans, Asian and Latin Americans, at the Mayors office.Every time we go on field trips, I learn something new. The teachers here go above andbeyond the call of duty to help us grow academically and socially.I am proud to be a member of the CLA family. I know that I will continue to mature inevery area of my life, as I approach my senior year. I am looking forward to morerewarding experiences in the upcoming year. 15. GENARO SMITHValentines DayRoses are red.Violets are blue.I am glad to spend my life with you.From the graves below,to the heavens.I will always be there for you to love. 16. LAMAR GREENEIn Memory of Mr. Curtis DavidsonMr. Davidson was a great teacher.He taught me violence never solved anything,and that people are all the same.He taught me how levies operateand how they affected the people of New Orleanswhen they broke after Hurricane Katrina.He taught many science projectsand helped me understand math.I learned Mr. Davidson was a war heroand he was very brave.I will always remember Mr. Davidson as my hero. 17. Lamar GreeneHeart & SoulHeart and soul together as oneforeverAlone tonightAs one will never knowwhen their time is up.Til their heart and soul are atpeace.Blue SkiesColorful rays upon my head.Shining bright without dread.Cool blue skies are beautiful.So why are they so colorful?Will I every know?I really hope so.ChambersWhen you are alone you are in chambers.Even though someone is there who will bethere for you. Your mom and dad will stickwith you through thick and thin. Togetherforever until the end of time.Ultraviolet LightVisible light is what we cansee, but why is that? Wecant see ultraviolet lights,so dont even try to. Theway you look at the light ishow you see it.God we have eyes. 18. Lamar GreeneRainbowsRainbows are so colorful.They are so cool.So why are they so bright,Shining in my eyes?DeathPieces of candy dropping on the ground islike being a King on top of a castle.The Knights are in their armorfighting to the death.They go about their life protecting us.Thank you Sir KnightYou will be alright.Hugs and KissesHugs and kissesHearts that bloomDogs and cats that play til noonCity people coming and goingand saying hello.What a beautiful hot sunny day!With the sun in the way.Christmas TimeThe true meaning of ChristmasIs spending time with your family andhaving a good time.So dont ask for anything thisChristmas.Just be with your family.Jesus died for your sins. 19. Michael TatumI Wish To Have PeaceMy wish is for peace.I say this because we need to all come together.Killing each other over nothing is crazy.Babies are getting killed.Young children are dying.Old people are being robbed and killed.People are giving up too fast.When we really need to take the timeand think about the things we do.God is here for us.Daijanna LockridgeLight A Candle For PeaceMy wish is for peaceand for gang violence to stop.Racism and racial remarks betweenBlacks and Browns need to stop.Unity will improveprejudice and misunderstanding.Self pride, respect, and self motivation is neededto strive for something better in life.Young women will have morechoices and opportunities.to have a better country.Violence needs to stop in life,so people can live better lives,without worrying about getting killed. 20. DANEYL HARRISIm a DivaI love to singand wear fancy rings.Im also a class act.Running to auditionsMemorizing my linesIm a DivaA Model, A Daughter,A Granddaughter,And a Niece.I cant be Beat, Im Neat, andIm a Good Friend.KAYLA BRITTONIm SweetLook at me,No one can get me down.Like a roaring sirenI speak my mind every time.Look at me,Im Sweet.Like Kool Aid, cup cakes,and all my favorite treats. 21. PAST CLA POETS 22. Thomas Favors2010 GraduateSpeechI cant change the world, but I can change myself, and the things I do tomake my mark in the world. Making small changes every day is my wayof taking and making it better for my family and me. Changing myattitudes and behaviors is how I will change how I see the world. I canchange the world by how I choose to communicate with others. I wantlittle kids to see me go the right way and not the wrong way. I willchange the way I act at home to make it good for me, my mom, mybrothers, and my Uncle Russell.By changing, hopefully, that will help change the world. Ive learned howto read and improved my math and understanding of Algebra andGeometry.Ive learned that if I work hard, I will see positive results. I have alsolearned that when I make mistakes, I can forgive myself and ask forforgiveness from myself and others. I have learned to be proud of myaccomplishments. Graduation from high school is not the end, but mybeginning to improving myself. 23. Thomas FavorsMy Christmas TreeMy presents are BigWrapped in White, Blue, Red and Yellow paper.My girlfriend is sweet,So I am bringing her a gift I boughtShe has a present for me too.Hopefully, it will be clothesOr a pair of shoes.If not, I will sill be grateful for her friendship,and the love of my family. 24. Angela RistichClass of 2009It feels Good to be Graduating. I am Happy.Felicia HillI like CLA because the field trips are funand most of the time the school is fun. 25. Aarion PleasantMy TreeMy Christmas tree is BigMy Christmas star sits HighMy presents sit still under the treeAnd I sit still near the chimney.GrinchmasBells ring, chairs rock,Children snooze as the Grinch plotsHe tip toes through the rooms andknocks on the roof.Bells ring, children cryAnd the Grinch is now in disguise.Mr. ClausePresents are redGifs are greenI always walk and receive,But now I giveI take one then give twoThen before I know it I am Mr.Clause.Just MeI like girlsjust me.I like basketballjust me.Im a goofjust me, or maybe everybody.I mess up but its not just me.I do thingsjust me, wait take that back,We all do thingsI like being mebecause I only have one life to liveJust a kid and just a manJust me!!!If I Were GodIf I were God would I havean excuse for making earth?If I were God would I understand whysome people are against life?If people called on meWhat would be my excuseFor what has gone wrong in their lives?What is the Purpose forMy Life and Yours? 26. Aarion PleasantChristmas Around the WorldJapan, Alaska, and AmericaAll around the world kids say,I want, I amThey never say, can, please, or wishStop! Take a Look!Skid Row in Down Town, LAThe orphanages in AfricaAnd the homeless missions throughoutthe worldKids beg and they wishMost of all they prayNot only for toys, but for food,clothes and shelter.After EffectTears made it even worseCries made it hurtFrom New Orleans.We stand on a sturdy roof topWishing for a chance.We called her Katrina,She sunk the cityLeaving people for goneAnd making their life minus long.It shocked the world that the wild city wasgoneChannel 2, 5, 7, and 11 filled the gossip.Just in! Just In! Just In!President watched while Gods peopleDroppedInsanity, insane hurt, hatred became our rage.Katrina laughed while we criedAnd wondered why?It hurted then, but it hurts more now.Its after effect really made all of us cry. 27. Aarion PleasantNew DoorsLast year, last place, newdoor more spaceLots of places to exploremore people to learnfrom.Door here, door there,opportunities dont getscarce.Life is something to adore,so go out and learn more.Each day learn more.Never go back in a doorDoor here, more near.Chances are higher nowthat you have a career.So take life and more,Dont back down,stand and storeknowledge,because you still have alot of doors to open.Darail BoddieMy PresentsMy presents are round and somearebig and colorful.I give presents so that I willreceive gifts.Christmas trees are decoratedwith colorful ornaments.We go outside and play in thesnowAnd some of us build snowmen.Little boys and girls have dreamsOf Santa climbing down thechimneyAnd leaving lots of toys.Children are thankful for dinnerand spending time with family.Thank God for everyday of yourlife at Christmas time and everyday.Live a long life, and may it beblessed.Ezail JohnsonChristmas PoemsBells ring and its Big timewhen Santa hears my Rhyme.Candy in stockingswhen everyone start rocking.People know whose been good orbad,And so does he.Lets all have a Good Time.Roses are red, violets are blue,Im a Cutie, and so are You.People have seen the Big BlackmanWith a Big Red suit.People know hes RichAnd in his bag are lots of treats.I like CLA because we get freebreakfast, we learn math, andthe teachers are nice. 28. Matthew ShielThe Christmas SeasonRoses are red,Violets are blue,I want to see Santa,And so do you.Roses are red,Violets are blue,When Santa sees us hue will give uspresents too.Roses are red,Violets are blue,Santa wants a hug, and so do you.Trayvon MillerBamI was two years oldand I had a pet dognamed Bam.He was brownand part che-wa-wa and part terrier.I would feed him food and water.Bam made me happy.He lived a short life,but I always remember him.Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day?By Shakespeare,rewritten by Trayvon MillerI compare my mom to a Summers Day,Because she does a lot of things for me.I love her, She is pretty.We go to the park and do many fun things. 29. James GraceLoving FootballI am loving footballI am hugging the footballI am playing catch with the footballI am going to college with the footballI am going to the Pros with the footballI hope the football loves me too.I like CLA because it is a good school andthe teachers are Great. They are helpingme reach my Dreams. James GraceLeslie MartinezMy Big FamilyI like my familybecause they are cool and help me.My family is not bad to me.We like eachother.The kids in my family are nice to me.I like my family.Anthony ELebyThe Love PoemLove is sweetLove is goodLove respects allLove is Sweet as Pie 30. Joel BleaseCultural PoemBlack people have good hair and pretty eyes.We can dance and have our unique way of communicating.Sometimes we can get carried away when things dont go our way.We can be funny, happy and smile when things are going good.We get frustrated when things go bad,But we can also make others laugh.We care and love others.Were smart and can help others in need.We try to stay healthy and keep our skin clear.We are energetic and sometimes calm.When it comes to school, and working on a job,we do our Best.I think we as Black people created a lot of things,like freeways, street lights, television, and other inventions.We continue to live as life goes onWe continue to help other and take Pride in ourselves. 31. About the Community of CLA Mount Tabor Missionary Baptist Church,Ticey Brown, Pastor Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated,Kappa Chapter Community ServiceBriar Crest Nursing Facility in Bell Gardens, CACentury Villa Inc., Inglewood, CA Los Angeles County Fair, Discovery Kids 32. CLA Photo Album 33. Mrs. Frazier, ASL TeacherBest Wishes To Our2014 Graduates!Justin LandrumAnthony Jones Jr. 34. Making Friends 35. L.A. County Fair (2013) 36. Community Service; Computer & DrumLessons; City Hall 37. End of School Year Program 2012-2013;American Sign Language 38. UniverSoul Circus; LA County Fair;Pepperdine University; Study & Fun Time 39. Asian American Heritage Month @ City Halland Genaro & Lamar caught on camera in City Hall Chambers 40. CLA Shining Stars 41. American Indian Heritage [email protected] City Hall & Thanksgiving Food Drive (2014) 42. L.A. County Fair 2012-2013 43. 2012-2013 End of School Year Program 44. African American Heritage [email protected] City Hall and The Museum of African American ArtLouis Gossett Jr. 45. The Gallery of Cordella & Larry DavisCSU, Dominguez Hills 46. The Gallery of Cordella & Larry DavisCSU, Dominguez Hills 47. Mrs. Quarles, The Story Teller 48. Eta Phi Beta Career Day (2014) 49. Eta Phi Beta Inc., Kappa ChapterCLA End of School Year Program 2012-2013 50. References1. Citizen Learning Academy (CLA) Parent &Student Handbook, Citizen Learning AcademyWho Are We, Copyright (2005)2. Nelson Mandela Education Quote3. Maya Angelou Courage QuoteAmbi Beatrice Smith, [email protected]://teacherweb.com/CA/CitizenLearningAcademy/MsASmith/apt1.aspxAll Rights Reserved