Hi I'm Jack, I live in Mantua PA. I live with my mom, and two younger sisters. When I grow up I want to be sucessful
Ever since my dad went back to jail. I have been the man of the house. I take care of my family and try to make extra money to help with the bills. The lack of affordable housing left is no choice but to live here in this small house.
Because of affordable housing we live near many industrial sights, this causes my little sisters to get sick frequently. I am always taking them to the Clinic, due to our lack of healthcare. They always recommend eating more fruits and veggies but that isn't an option with our finnances and location.
On top of all of my duty at home I come to school everyday. I always do my best and try to get good grades. My school is not the best environment, there are daily fights I work hard so that I can graduate and one day get a scholarship to college.
I went into a corner store in a nicer part of town to see if I could could get a job. Unfortunately I realized that racism isn't dead as he said "Son, I wish I could but how do I know you won't steal from me?"
Does place matter?
Sometimes when I lay in bed at night I wonder what my life would be life if I grew up in a different place.