December 13, 2020 - Daytona Beach News-Journal
ABOUT THIS SERIES: Founded in 2007, Food Brings Hope provides afterschool programs in 27 schools in Volusia County and two in Flagler County. The programs provide at-risk students opportunities to improve grades, have fun, and receive nourishing food. Throughout the holidays, The News-Journal is highlighting the program by publishing the stories of some of its young participants. For more information, visit foodbringshope.org.
My name is Denty Gordon. I am a sixth-grade student at Campbell Middle School. I attend Campbell along with my brother, Denny, and sister, Dentonae.
During the holidays, my family enjoys spending time together and having fun. I am hoping I receive a laptop computer for Christmas as I am an online student and it would be very helpful with my studies. I also would like to give money to a charity because there are others that are far less fortunate and are alone. I would like to give something to them to make them feel better about themselves and to tell them that everything will be OK.
I really enjoy being in the TeenZone program. I met my best friend at Teen-Zone and have made many friends in the two years I've been involved. Food Brings Hope helps me do better in school by helping me with assignments that I don't understand. My favorite subject in school is science. I call in to the Homework Helpline because the teachers will explain things in more detail.
TeenZone means a lot to me because it's a place to have fun with friends and experience things I might not have been able to do, like attending a field trip to Wonder Works. That was an awesome trip.
The thing I like best about Food Brings Hope is that they bring us together like a family.
When I graduate from high school, I am planning to join the military to serve my country.