Jalen Bodie

“I am very appreciative of Operation PEACE and what it does for my sister and me.”

I am a 7th grader at King Middle School. My birthday is December 4th. I have several brothers and sisters and am the 2nd oldest child in my family. Football is my favorite all-time sport and I hope to be a professional football player after graduating from college.

The Colleges that I am interested in attending are the University of Alabama, University of Miami, or Oregon State University. Some other things that I enjoy are music, playing with my dog, and family outings. I look forward each year to going to my family reunion. We have my Dad's family reunion and one for my mother's family. These reunions have taken us to some really fun places. We have gone to North Carolina and Destin, Florida and stayed at some really cool places.

I currently live in the Old Fourth Ward. Many of my old friends live in this same area, and I have also made some new friends since attending Operation PEACE. I began attending Operation PEACE in 2011 and am currently a part of the teen Afterschool program. I am very appreciative of Operation PEACE and what it does for my sister and me. They pick us up after school and they even come back to pick me up if have to stay late. Attending Operation PEACE also helps out my mother. She doesn't have to worry about picking us up after school.