Kel Spencer

38 – Brooklyn

What Are You Most Passionate About?

The environment. I work as a Forest Guardian within the conservation branch of the government. In my spare time, I work on projects in order to promote conservation and reforestation.

Who Is Your Hero? Why?

Moses. He went from orphan to leader of a nation.

What Is Your Favorite Sound?

My son’s laugh.

What Project would a laptop help you with?

My program is geared towards culturally relevant pedagogy. It’s slanted towards helping youngsters with brown skin and in substandard socioeconomic conditions to learn in a way that is better suited for them. Pens of Power emphasizes critical thinking, college readiness, and professional development. This helps increase test scores, make for better literacy and character development, and ultimately increases self-image/worth and is the prelude to a better vision for their futures and quality of living.

How Would A Laptop Help You?

It will help me with curriculum preparation, recording sessions, powerpoint presentations, and a handful of additional odds and ends for my youth program. When I can draw a contrast between what society calls beauty vs. what J. Cole says in “Crooked Smile.increases self-image/worth and is the prelude to a better vision for their futures and quality of living.

What do you love about this project?

I love the “light bulb” moments. When I can parallel “Oceans” by Jay-Z to facts about slavery. When I can draw a contrast between what society calls beauty VS what J. Cole says in “Crooked Smile.” When I can use “How much a dollar cost” by Kendrick Lamar as an exemplar on character and treating people how they should be treated despite who you might think they are. It’s using tools that my scholars can relate to as a means to strike a chord that might otherwise lie dormant.

What Languages do you speak?

English

Given a choice, would you prefer a Mac or PC?

Mac