Keena English

“Since coming to the after school program and getting help with my homework I am doing better in my subjects at school.”

Hi my name is Keena English. I am a 7th grader at Intown Academy. I am 13 years old, and I am the oldest of three girls. My other two sisters also attend Operation PEACE. I enjoy Reading and Language Arts at school.

My family and I have been living in the Old Fourth Ward at Bedford Pine for about 11 years. My sisters and I started in the afterschool program at Operation PEACE about 2 years ago. I think my mother would have enrolled us sooner but we were attending school in another area before enrolling in the Intown Academy. Since coming to the after school program and getting help with my homework I am doing better in my subjects at school. I also like having Ms. Nita and Ms. Nikki to talk to about different things that are going on in my life.

Once I graduate from high school, I plan to attend Harvard University or Yale University. I want to be a lawyer, and I heard that those two schools have great law programs. After receiving my law degree, I plan on returning to Atlanta to continue to work in the community and to travel overseas. During my overseas travel, I plan to build homes in Africa like the volunteers with Habitat for Humanity. I will be sure to make a donation to Operation P.E.A.C.E.!