• The Eli's Park Project

When You See Me

Check out our amazing Teen Advisors reciting, "When You See Me". These brave, bold, beautiful young women wrote this poem as a way of sharing their experiences of being stereotyped. Their poignant messages offer us all a timely challenge to examine our biases and see the humanity in each other.

Bethel, Elroe, Kissehanet, Lavancia, Meklit, Natalina, Trenesia: I see you.


Black Lives Matter. You matter. To our project, to your schools, to our community, to the world.


Your voices are powerful, your actions are inspiring and your generosity is incredible.


You are change-makers and revolutionaries.


Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us all.

Thank you for teaching us how to work harder and love better.

Thank you for believing in yourselves and each other.


I love you.

Paige