HPAC Presents The 6 Train: Volume Four

  Amid the many changes of the new year, the Hunts Point Alliance for Children is proud to present the essays and poems contained in 6 Train: Volume Four. Each of the writers are enrolled in HPAC’s Young Writers Programs: the Storefront Ensemble, Mighty Quills, and Hunts Point scholars at the Kenyon Young… Continue Reading ›

HPAC Presents The 6 Train: Volume III

  For the third year in a row, the Hunts Point Alliance for Children has produced a literary review featuring student writing.  This year, HPAC proudly presents the 6 Train: Volume III, which includes work from scholars in HPAC High School Youth Development Programs, and showcases pieces that were produced… Continue Reading ›

Choices

Note: this piece will be included in the HPAC Young Writers Review, The 6 Train: Volume III. Fire scorching the coral and clouds in the depths of the ocean as monkeys battle piranhas in the arctic weather of the Saharan desert Be not afraid but fear for your life For… Continue Reading ›

Half Myself

Note: This piece was originally published in the HPAC Young Writers Review, The 6 Train: Volume II. White walls, varnished wood floor, green shades, an open area for opportunities of furniture, posters, hangers, and mirrors that show how I wake up in the morning. These objects all serve a purpose,… Continue Reading ›

The Long Road to College

As HPAC continues to celebrate the success of our rising college freshmen, I continue to reflect on the road they took to get here. The HPAC Scholars’ impressive list of colleges, scholarships, and financial aid packages are not the result of work beginning last September, but rather years of focus,… Continue Reading ›

No Second-Guessing

As April comes to end, I look out the window of my office and realize spring has arrived in the South Bronx. Paco’s homing pigeons are flying in circles over the Bruckner Expressway and Father Corcoran’s crocuses, tulips, and daffodils are popping up in the monastery garden. It’s a beautiful… Continue Reading ›

Home

Note: This piece was originally published in the HPAC Young Writers Review, The 6 Train: Volume II.   It was just like that: a lifetime of experiences, memories, life essentials, all packed in a 17-year-old-boy still trying to figure out what to do with his life—all thanks to where he… Continue Reading ›