Kids and youngsters of the POPS CLUBS share their story. Read what amazing experiences have led them to live a happier life.

–Walter Mosley and Me–

2019-03-27T19:52:53+00:00

I live in South Central Los Angeles and experience an endless cycle of tension, waiting for something bad to happen. Gunshots ring out at random moments. Helicopters circle overhead in the dead of night and sometimes during the day. Police slowly cruise the streets staring out their squad car windows, and they make me feel

–Walter Mosley and Me–2019-03-27T19:52:53+00:00

Experimenting

2019-03-26T19:09:04+00:00

I’ve been experimenting. I’ve been around. I’ve been lost and I’ve been found. I’ve been through hell and back. I’ve been broke and I’ve been with stacks. I’ve been through drama, I’ve been in hospitals, injuries to me and my mama. I’ve been defeated by my own conscience. I’ve been victorious on other occasions. I’ve

Experimenting2019-03-26T19:09:04+00:00

Missed a Visit

2018-09-03T18:03:50+00:00

Every winter break I visit my family in my hometown Dallas, Texas. My grandma kept telling me about how she was going to visit my mom, and she really wanted me to go. I kept pushing it off, telling her I would think about it, but I knew it wasn’t like she could force me

Missed a Visit2018-09-03T18:03:50+00:00

From Us to Them

2018-08-08T17:19:53+00:00

How could she? I was only gone for a second. Or was it a year? A year that felt like a century. I had been replaced faster than I could blink. I see them together and I feel a sharp pain in my back; red, hot, blood pouring—and I catch a glimpse of a giant

From Us to Them2018-08-08T17:19:53+00:00

Life Changed

2018-08-08T19:49:36+00:00

Regardless of the circumstances, what happened last year changed my life for the better. Walking towards the car where my mother was waiting after school on April 25, 2015, the sun felt warm on my shoulders. The sun was shining brightly at 3 o’clock. We drove off, heading to my grandma’s house as we usually

Life Changed2018-08-08T19:49:36+00:00

Ocean Breeze

2018-08-08T17:03:58+00:00

I feel the ocean breeze Kicking back and smoking bomb tree Thinking of this world as a killing disease Like the air for the Japanese I know I got no school degree Not middle or even elementary But f__ it, I’m doing just fine eating seeds My mom saying don’t leave mi hijo, please With

Ocean Breeze2018-08-08T17:03:58+00:00
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