Ahkeem Simpson

“So far I have made lots of friends and enjoy having a place to go to for homework assistance and to socialize with my friends.”

My name is Ahkeem Simpson I am in 5th grade at Intown Academy. I like to play football and basketball and I am twelve years old. I have two brothers and two sisters. I am the youngest of all. My two brothers are in college. When I go to college I would like to go to a really good college like Yale or Morehouse.

We have lived and my Mom has worked in the Old Fourth Ward community for more than 8 years now. I enjoy the area because most of my friends from school live here too. I have only been a part of Operation PEACE for the about a year now. So far I have made lots of friends and enjoy having a place to go to for homework assistance and to socialize with my friends. This is why I plan to come back next year and also be a part of the summer program. I've been told by some of the kids who have been here for a while that Operation PEACE goes on a cool trip every summer. The kids say they go to different places to learn about their heritage and then Ms. Moffett and the other teachers ask questions to see if they have been listening and to see what they have learned. I can't wait till school is out and I am also looking forward to summer camp.