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process made stress-free, meet the experts and understand the permit review issuance and inspections process. 3:00 p.m., making the best use of the accessory dwelling unit and legalization program to at affordable housing. learn from these three workshops at the june 11th d.b.i. earthquake safety fair, and begin to get ready for the big one by taking immediate steps to protect both family and property we hope to see you there, so register now. good morning everyone. welcome to the home of your san francisco giants.
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applausthis is your official we. i am your pa announcer and i am happy to serve as your mc today. we are here to officially kickoff the first class of opportunities for all. [applause.] now our first jobs and our first paid internships are so important. for me as a graduate of mills college in oakland. thank you for that. oakland is in the house. mills is in the house. my first job upon graduation a million years ago, 1981, was an entry level job at k cbs news radio. i worked there four years and learned the business. i got my first on the air job. thank you. the kids don't know. i was there before sauna.
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let mesa that. i spent 11 years there and hosted my own show on kiss fm. i say that to say that first job at k cbs led me to my radio career which led me to upstairs in the pa booth for the team i grew uprooting for at candlestick park as a little girl. you never know where your first job is going to take you. this is my 20th season with the giants and 34th year as a broadcaster. thank you for your support and listening and having my back for all of these years. kids, i am living proof your first job or internship can lead to a successful career. enough about me. i could go on and on about myself. i bet some of you today may be interning with us. anybody with us at oracle park
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as an intern this season? in my 20 years we have had some remarkable interns in the entertainment department that have gone on to careers here at the ballpark and for other teams and the nfl and a lot more. i want to give a shout out to our 2019 intern rena. thank you baby girl. everybody on with the show. we have a wonderful line up of performers and speakers today. let's play ball. to kick things off i will bring up the woman behind this initiative. i am proud to call her my friend. i have known her since early on in her career when she was working one of her first jobs. look at her now. she is working hard every day as
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mayor to make sure every young person in san francisco can achieve their wildest dreams. please put your hands together for the 45th mayor of the city and county of san francisco, the honorable london breed, ladies and gentlemen. [applause.] >> mayor breed: thank you. i love those boots, girl. thank you so much for being here today. i have to tell you i am so excited about this program, and i am excited about the future of san francisco because of all of you who are participating in this program. some of you might know you grew up in san francisco, born and raised in public housing in the city under the most challenging of circumstances with a lot of the violence and crime and frustration and hopelessness. i still can't believe after living over 20 years of my life in the kinds of conditions that i am working hard to change
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every single day that i am standing here as your mayor. had it not been for an opportunity, had it not been for my first internship at age 14 working through the mayor's youth employment and training program at the family school where i learned some simple basic skills. now, i know technology has you more advanced than what i was back then. we actually typed letters on a typewriter. i learned how to speed up my typing, answer the phone. i got to tell you this is how i answered the phone the first day. hello. who are you looking for? they were like, no, london, you need to answer like this. hello, this is london breed, how may i help you. thank you for calling the family school. >> okay. so i had to write it down and repeat it or and over.
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it was stuck in my head. basic skills what it is like to work in an office environment and to change my attitude and improve my customer service skills. this organization because of my work in the summer only had enough money to pay for me to work during the summer and because i basically worked hard and stuck with it, they kept me see in this internship year around and paid for me to be there directly. that was really how i was able to make money in order to afford the basic things -- the basic things people take for granted to buy school clothes and help my grandmother with bills and allow me to focus on school and go on to higher education. i ended up going to uc davis and graduating. i got my masters from the university of san francisco.
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let me tell you why this program is so important because the neighborhood you grew up in, not everyone had a chance to participate in the mayor's youth employment and training program. there wasn't enough funding to make sure everyone got a slot, and so, sadly, i have been to far more funerals than i can count because of gun violence in my community. sadly, i still have friends and family members behind bars and many suffering from addiction and other challenges. when i think about even my own family losing my sister to a drug overdose and having my brother still locked up in jail, i think what if? what if an opportunity was available to them, too? why wasn't there an opportunity available to them? i don't want to operate in what ifs. i want to operate in a way that
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prevents something that happened to my community, something that happened to my family from ever happening to any other young person in the first place. that is why i started opportunities for all. because i wanted to make sure that kids in san francisco no matter what part of the city you live in, no matter who your family is, no matter what school you go to, money should never be a barrier to your ability to succeed in life. that is what this program is about. i want to make sure that when we have all of these incredible opportunities in san francisco to work in so many different industries, when people are looking for folks to about, they are looking right here in san francisco. when people are looking to make sure we are investing dollars in preparing you all for the work force, they are preparing and
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spending their money on all of you to make sure that you are successful. i want you to have amazing lives, amazing careers, and i want you to be able to afford in the city you might have been born and raised in. [applause.] this is about creating a new normal, breaking the cycle sometimes of poverty that has existed in too many of our neighborhoods. this is my dream. when i have the opportunity to basically be mayor and run this city, this was the first thing i thought about. i am so excited to be here today. we launched the program in october, we are doing it this summer. we have 3700 participants so far. as i said, no one is turned away. i will speak to some of the companies here. we need you to accept more
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students, to work with us to make sure kids have more opportunities. when we have someone with an interest in working in a particular field, we have a place for them to go to learn about that particular field. that is what this program is about. i want to thank the major sponsor of this program, alaska airlines and at and t for making a significant investment along with so many other people. the department of children, youth and families, of course, through my budget we committed $8 million to this program. i am dedicated to making this work and providing you with all of the opportunities possible. i also want to thank a couple of city agencies that basically answered the call. i want to start with the department of public works. they have hundreds of internship opportunities available as well
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as the san francisco police department. thank you, chief, for being here and the opportunitying you provide to our young people and the san francisco airport. when i think about the san francisco airport, they are taking on 200 young people. there are so many layers, administrative, human resources, security, luggage. there are all of these different things that happen in the airport, and i am just so excited about what you all are going to discover this summer. i used to listen to kmdl. i remember when renel got engaged to tommy moon and the first african-american woman announcer in baseball. what is the baseball thing called again?
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the hall of fame. you were in the hall of fame? never mind. she is here. she is making moves. i want you all to be prepared to make moves. when you show up late and you are criticized, take it in and learn from it. when you have one trying to teach you to do something better, be open minded. put aside your sometimes i am not saying all of you. i know i had a really bad attitude. i had to basically get an attitude adjustment to keep my job. the people working with you, they want to support you. they want be to grow and succeed. please show them respect and appreciate and work hard taking in every minute of the opportunity. advance, grow and do whatever
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your heart's desire. have a good time this summer. when you are at work roll up your sleeves and get the job done. we are counting on you all to be the next generation of you folk to take over the city. one of you can be a mayor. i will not be here forever. thank you for your support. >> keep that applause going for our wonderful mayor, london breed. [applause.] >> the kid referenced something known as a typewriter. it is similar to the keep board on your laptops and phones. if you want to know what a typewriter is, google that on your phone. thank you, mayor breed for your leadership. i know you inspire the young people here with us today. i know they see possibilities in
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themselves that they may not have seen before as they watch you run this great city. thank you for sharing your experiences today. now to entertainment. how does that sound everybody? (applause). we can't have a kickoff without performances. please enjoy the first performance and welcome to local youth. it is the spoken word performance. we have a poem from tj lynch. come on up, tj. >> okay. i will give you background. i read an article and it broke my heart. i felt like i should share it with everybody. i never thought this could happen to me. one minute i imagine singing and dancing. next i feel burning pay. may 17, 2010. that is the day the police took
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me away from my family, friends, dreams. they weren't in the right house. the man who murdered the 17-year old boy lived a level above me. may 16, 2010. that was the day the police took me. may 16, 2010 is the day everything changed. that is the day they should haved me in mysoline. i am 7 years old. may 16 is the day i died. i was murdered by the officer. he faced a penalty. they didn't see me as a child and just saw my skin. i had my whole life ahead. it makes me angry. following my death my daddy was introduced to 30 years in prison. not only is my mommy mourning me. my dadty's life, too.
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it was his gun that o kens killed the boy with. is it the justice my mommy gets why a man kills her black daughter and takes husband to the pen. how can a man murder a 7 year-old girl and be dismissed of manslaughter and first-degree murder and second-degree murder in a world with a supposed fair justice system. mizmy daddy is guilty of murdern the second degree. if they had proof to accuse it sounds contradictory to me the black man and the white man is free. what hurts the offer is still on the ped. after this my mommy piece by piece he couldn't give my mother
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apology. >> thank you for that powerful presentation and reminder what we are dealing within the inner city communities every day and how much more work we have to do. thank you, baby girl with your cute little self. the backpack is bigger than she is. you know, as mayor breed said none of this is possible without support of partners and companies creating opportunities for young people. now we will hear from huge supporters of opportunities for all. leading off please welcome to executive vice president of
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communications, stacy slaughter. [applause.] >> thank you for all coming to the park today. we are delighted to have you here today. the giants were tied last i heard. i am not sure what happened. thank you, mayor breed for your leadership on this issue. we all feel that it is an important initiative for kids in our community. when i was thinking about today's event i was thinking about my own teenage years and my first summer job. a lot of the things i learned are things i take with me today. i grew out in sacramento. there weren't a lot of female
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role models the road to college was the exception. most folks didn't go to college. i wasn't sure what i was going to do after high school. i was 16, i got a job at a ice cream restaurant that just opened. i learned a lot of lessons in that first job, similar to what mayor breed learned. one of the molt mottos was if you have time to lean you have time to clean. if you weren't scooping ice cream or helping a customer you were restocking hot fudge and whip cream. you learned this strong work ethic of making yourself indispensable and contributing in whatever fashion possible. i use that motto with my teenage
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sons. one of the things that was helpful to me in life. the manager of the store was a woman who was a great mentor and opened my eyes to different things in the world. one of the things she discovered was the ability to write and communicate well. in addition to your ice cream duties we make you the official pr manager of the store. we have you in charge of the special events, ads in the local weekly reader, maybe write press releases and so i took that opportunity and ran with it. i realized, sherie she saw it i. i graduated from berkeley many years ago. then it launched a 30 year career in communications and pr.
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i went to work in the mayor's office as the press secretary in the early 1990s. 23 years ago i got a job in communication was the san francisco giants. here i am today. you never know where you will find inspiration. it could be your first summer job. it sounds like the opportunities in the city are more exciting than the ice scream store in -- ice cream store. you never know who is your role model. it could be right here in the events division or helping us build mission rock and housing and opportunities. i wish you all the best. thank you for being part of it and thanks for all of the partners for making this happen. [applause.] >> thank you, stacy. a couple things. now i want some ice cream. thanks for that.
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if you have time to lean you have time to clean. i will use that on the husband, let me just say that. thank you for that, stacy slaughter. now a shout out to or sponsor alaska airlines, top sponsor for opportunities for all. please welcome bay area vice president anna bell chang. >> thank you. it is perfect at the giants stadium we look around and realize practice makes perfect. it takes training and a lot of years of experience. that is exactly what opportunities for all is. it is about developing your experience, perfecting professionalism. how to take a phone call, be a good employee, become a good boss one day. here we realize it takes that
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grit and that perseverance and teamwork. it is a perfect setting for us. i am vice president of the bay area for alaska airlines. we are honored to be the first corporate sponsor of the opportunities for all program. i want you to help me pick a number. when someone goes and takes unpaid internship for the summer, how much do you think they give up in wages if they don't take a paid summer job? 3,000? do you think it is higher? $5,000? how many think it is around $5,000? how many think it is more than that? that's right. it is $6,800 is the estimated amount of money you give up by tag an unpaid internship during the summer. that is incredible for those looking for ways to build
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professional experience. opportunities for all the making that happen by allowing you to take on a paid internship and making sure you get the invaluable. no amount of money can cover the experience you are going to develop. we want to say that is incredibly important. at alaska airlines we have been giving in communities for a very long time. in the bay area we have thousands of employees from ramp agents to mechanics to pilots to customer service. i want to shout sought to the team taking on more than 200 interns. these are great paying union jobs at the airport. people don't know about it. it is based on family connections and experience. we want to make sure that people can learn about these opportunities and what i will share is even at alaska airlines
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the highest level officers started at alaska airlines on the ramp, helping people guilty around the planes to move safely. it is extraordinary the opportunities from the very first job. i have a plaque, mayor to present. we shared the opportunities for all programming in our inflight magazine in february. that is 33,000 flights had a chance to learn about mayor london breed's opportunities for all program. we are super-excited and totally thrilled. [applause.] >> thank you. give a round for the generosity of alaska airlines.
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while we talk generosity it is at&t. this woman is a long time friend. we were radio broadcasting colleagues for many, many years. back in day we performed in the oakland ballet celebrity all-star performance of the nutcracker and we were nag magnificent as toy soldiers. i am delighted to introduce her. my own girl director of external affairs, cammy black stone. >> we still got it. welcome everyone. i want to thank mayor london breed. there goes my notes. for this incredible idea and program. it is so important.
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at a and and t we -- at&t we will connect diverse opportunities. here in san francisco we are riding the waves of economic prosperity but not everyone in san francisco is able to participate. we hope that with believe and with opportunities for all, these initiatives the maze or put forward that we can level that playing field. people like you, you young people can make that connection to get training and work experience and everything you need to find your path to economic success. we wish you all the best. we want to thank the mayor and we are excited to see how it unfolds for all of us in san francisco. thank you. [applause.] >> let's get a hip, hip for
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at&t. >> this would not be possible without our nonprofit organizations. three had boots on the ground in the community reaching out, conducting sign-ups for young people including the jamestown community center. a round of applause please for myrna melgar, executive director. >> thank you so much. i am the executive director of the jamestown community center, one of the oldest youth development communities in san francisco. i want to thank mayor breed for her vision. it is an incredible investment in our youth and august and ack. i am an immigrant.
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mize parents didn't speak english and didn't have connections. i am here today because i had mentors of people who helped me graduate, apply to college, get the first job and that is so important for immigrant youth and youth of color whose parents don't have a lot of social capital. they don't have people to connect them with jobs, paid internships. when your family can hardly buy groceries, how can you take an unpaid internship for two or three months during the summer. at jamestown we were lucky to be included in this amazing opportunity and we ran with it. we have a program designed buys our director where we had girls at hilltop high school for girls who are pregnant while in high school. they designed and sewed the
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costumes for the 3 00 costumes. they put it together. then they saw all of the youth from the community all the of black and brown kids being celebrated on television with a community clapping after them. what an enormous wonderful gift. thank you, mayor for that. yesterdayir had the great pleasure of doing the training for 50 high school youth working in our programs. we had them go through training and lesson planning. we had them vision what it would be like to be a little kid going to pacific heights in the skin we are in and that is a teaching moment. we want them to own this city. this is their city. we are included socially and economically.
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it seems the elder peers are now going through a path to an educational career. we have a partnership with the san francisco unified school district to train or staff to become teachers while mentoring the opportunity for all kids. there is a path for them. they see themselves in the older kids who are becoming teachers of color, bilingual teachers in the school district. that wouldn't have happened if it weren't for opportunities for all. thank you, mayor breed, for the opportunities and great difference that this project is making on the lives of our community. thank you so much. [applause.] >> thank you for sharing your
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story and god bless you in jamestown. we have a lot of young people excited to start internships and some have begun, is that right? or maybe not. you are excited, yes, that is the point i am trying to make. one of these young people is nicholas lay from california state sacramento who worked every summer with our very only san francisco public works. come up to say a few words, young man. [applause.] >> thank you. i am nicholas lay. born and raised in san francisco. currently a senior at sacramento state university. i am part of sfu my whole life. i worked with the department of public works from 2010 to 2013,
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but this summer i age excited to be -- i am excited to take on a new role as lead for opportunities for all. it is important to me. i believe all youth deserve to be connected with employment and training for post secondary opportunities. with that said i would like to thank mayor breed and director davis and the staff and partners that mailed possible this great opportunity. thank you. >> thank you and congratulations to you. are you fired up for another performance? get this party started. she is an actress, artist, athlete and activist who dedicated her time to inspiring others through music, spoken word and engaging in her community. please join me in welcoming miss
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ryan nicole. [applause.] >> thank you for being here. before my song i want to say a couple words. shout out to mayor london breed. you are doing a great job. i am from oakland. i hope it affects our leadership as well. i will say this. opportunities for all is a beautiful program with, i think, wonderful language. we see know and london breed understands if you solve for equity, then you solve for everybody. if you solve for women and people of color, then everybody wins, everybody comes up. i want to acknowledge the women
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of leadership mu have taken the stage this morning and afternoon. i am going to do this song right now. this song i wrote initially for women of color but today it is for all of us. the song is for everybody who needs to be seen, everybody who feels like they may be invisible. today is the start of a new program, a new era of justice. i want them to feel it in the chest but not blowout the ears. i am going to move. this is for your colored folks. ♪ never thought your rainbow was enough ♪ trying to make it through the life it is tough ♪ ♪ you will make it. you are the paint that makes this life all it is ♪ i have a yellow brick road, move
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see shoes, i see you on the news it is giving me the blues ♪ it is what you do, where we go and how we get there and who will foot the bill and if anyone would make it you surely will havhave the will ♪ we see you shine ♪ it is only so you are a superstar. you wanted to put your slippers on make your way back home ♪ ♪ nerve thought your rainbow was enough. you will make it. you are what makes this life all it was. never thought your rainbow was enough ♪ ♪ it is tough. you are going to make it just
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because ♪ you are what makes this what it is ♪ ♪ the woman on the screen the beauty reach out 360 degrees of lovely ♪ ♪ the girls shoes inside she is all clean ♪ ♪ just the wrong shape or wrong shade. never think about the wrong place ♪ ♪ the perfect chemistry ♪ never thought your rainbow was enough ♪ it is tough ♪ ♪ you have make it just because. never thought your rainbow was enough, going to make it through
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this life, you are going to make it just because ♪ ♪ if you were color folk, shine your light ♪ ♪ black, blue or grey, brown, white ♪ ♪ you are color folk, shine your light ♪ ♪ black, blue, grey, yellow or white ♪ ♪ you are life ♪ this is why if you have an opportunity to world wins ♪ if we win we are doing good for everything ♪ ♪ make sure you go out and seize this opportunity because it is the beginning of your new thing ♪ >> i want you to say that i am what i am. descendent of man, the head not the tail, i am that i am.
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heaven sent you, man. in head not the tail. descendent of man. you guys your opportunity begins with you believing you can do it and believing you are deserving of these opportunities. congratulations to you all. [applause.] >> that was fantastic. thank you for sharing your artistry with us. thank you, ryan nicole. our next performer grew up in new orleans. it was moving to break the cycle of violence after his best friend was murdered. he was a middle schoolteacher before he traded the classroom for a microphone and stage.
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we are happy to have him with us today. please welcome our next performer, this is d-1. [applause.] >> thank you all very much. let me tell you all something. i am so excited i can't wipe this smile off my face. everybody looks so young. where are the students? can you make some noise. i can't tell the students from adults. they all look late teens, early 20s. listen, life is not something that comes with a script. when i was in third grade, i wanted to be the president of the united states. by the time i was in seventh grade, i wanted to be a lawyer. in high school i wanted to play in the nba. in college i started out as engineering major because my mamma said they make a lot of money. when i graduated college i
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realized i wanted to be a business major. when i first graduated i game a middle schoolteacher. now, i am a rapper and public speaker. life has no script. it is not always what you do in life. it is about why you do what you are doing. as long as you chase passion and do stuff because you truly care and love it, you will be all right. i can't teleses you how to become a millionaire. my best friend got murdered. that is real life. it is not about what you do. it is about why you are doing it. do you love it? how are you doing it. if you are committing to be excellent in whatever you do in life, you will be okay. i want you all to know that. for the first song it is three is up. this is my month to in the rap
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game. i am not like everybody else or fit in. i don't care about fitting in. look what i have got on right now. i am here to stand out. everybody say be real, be righteous, be relevant. when you see three is up you know what they represent. real, righteous and relevant. all true stories in my songs. ♪ san francisco, let's go. so your three is up ♪ ♪ so your three is up, in the middle, your three is up ♪ ♪ everybody come on, when you see is three is up, you know what they represent, real,
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righteous, relevant ♪ >> what did you say? >> real, righteous and relevant >> i can't hear you. let's go. ♪ real, righteous and relevant. >> i made myself a target, from those who flip burgers, i have a purpose ♪ ♪ god gave me this. it is mustard i flourish ♪ ♪ it tastes so good, i want some greatness ♪ ♪ i could have been rich ♪ i am trying to bring my mother glory ♪ ♪ i can't co-sign that
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♪ every time i come around everybody has mean mugs ♪ >> smile. you know how long it has been since i seen love? they are trying to make the best what they have got ♪ ♪ everybody let's go, when you see that three is up you know what they represent. what is that ♪ ♪ be real, righteous, relevant >> when you see three is up you know what they represent. everybody. ♪ be real, righteous and relevant ♪ >> see what i was taught in sixth grade. so far more year offtrack. i was going through things my own.
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we lost touch ♪ ♪ four years later i ran into my guy ♪ >> teardrops under his eyes ♪ ♪ i took my hands to wipe them away. he said no, big brother, they are here to stay ♪ note we got what the youngsters now have ♪ ♪ when you see that three is up, you know what they represent. let's go. be real, righteous, relevant ♪ >> you see three is up, you know what they represent ♪ >> snocut that off. >> when you see three is up you know what they represent. what? >> real, righteous, relevant.
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>> if what you say? >> real, righteous, relevant. >> amen. you all like that? (applause). >> it is a true story. all i can tell you is what i have gone so. i am excited. i remember being a high school student. when you think about the key to happiness in live, you see this right here? that is not it. that is not it. now the high school looks at me like i am crazy. if you are an adult you know that is not the only key to happiness in life. raise your hand and make some noise. don't be a sleeve to a piece of paper per. everyone has a paper and mission. make sure you do something you love. when you love to do it, it is
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not going to feel like work. if it doesn't feel like work you will be great at it. they will say they got it paid up nice. next thing you know money takes care of itself. i am a rapper. i am not supposed to be in san francisco speaking to the youth and adults how to connect with the purpose in life. the key is i am walking in my purpose, and other people doing their jobs we have a way to come together. that is going to happen with you. this summer when you do the internships. connect and build relationships and change your life. my name is d1. the reason i go so hard we don't want to let you down. students, we don't want to let you down. for the adults i am speaking on baffs of the students. a lot of people talk about our
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generation is bad. we are here to make you all proud and we don't want to let you down. everybody say i don't want to let you down. say it. on beat. 5, 6, 7, eight. >> i see don't want to let you down. i don't want to let you down. say it. let's go. turn it up if you could. three, two, one. ♪ i don't want to let you down ♪ i was given time, silenced with the rhymes ♪
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♪ if you know me, you know i have been trying. i promise i am worth it ♪ it ain't easy working on my sh shoes. ♪ i don't want to let you down ♪ you fo forgive me. i want to make you proud to call me your child. i want you to purify my heart. let's go. i used to hang my head low. remember nights in the cold? i had to get it on my own. this is nothing that my heart can't take. ♪ i don't want to let you down i have been sleeping less, marathons.
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i need the rest. we will not deal with stress. it is my best struggling. this type of pain most people can't relate to it. going off the deep end. i won't complain as long as i am breathing. ♪ try to set an example, we need more heroes ♪ ♪ people are famous all around me. ♪ ♪ i pray you hear me when i say i don't want to let you down ♪ ♪ i used to hang my head low ♪ remember nights in the cold? i had to go get it on my own ♪ ♪ it is nothing that my heart can't take ♪ ♪ if i told everybody if you
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have a dream put your hands up. all my students, if you have got a dream keep your hands up. ♪ i don't want to let you down ♪ i used to hang my head low ♪ i don't want to let you down ♪ remember nights with the coal ♪ i had to get it on my own ♪ my heart is going to break ♪ everybody say it loud in the crowd from the left to the right every day and every night from
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beginning to the end. keep it real don't pretend. ♪ god always got your back >> thank you heir much. this passion is real. i might not have known you before today. i love you. thank you for the companies youtalizing your time -- utilizing your time for the next generation. i am d-1. (applause). >> thank you for your energy and passion and words of inspiration. he needs to come out of his shell. he is so very shy. you are superintelligent. thank you for sharings your gifts today. thanthank you for sharing your dreams as a child.
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i wish you were president right now. that is d-1, you all. as we close i would like to introduce the woman putting this together behind the scenes from engaging with youth and employers to creating programming and organizing these events. please give a warm welcome to the san francisco human rights commission executive director cheryl davis. [applause.] >> i see not everybody has sunglasses and baseball caps. i am not going to talk a long time. there is something i feel compelled to say. i will ask tj to come back up here. if i am going to be honest when we talk about this and think about young people with opportunities and platforms and spaces and places and how we allow folks to have voicings and
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have access. what i said to t y before she got up to speak. i was like we going to keep it positive and upbeat, right? maybe that was positive and upbeat to tj, i don't know. ultimately, tj had the platform and space and place. it was within her rights to say what it is she felt compelled to say. as we develop this work, if we are going to be true about giving youth a place to speak up and to speak out it means sometimes they may say things we don't think is the right time and moment. for me the struggle is we come in as adults to create priorities and prioritize youth voice and give them a platform and space and place to do things, learn things, grow and
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be themselves. sometimes when we do it we go wait, wait, wait. what happened here? you did what maybe you wanted to but maybe made me see uncomfortable. that is not what this is meant to be. the mayor created opportunities for everybody regardless where they live or go to school or what they look like or what their thoughts are. we are asking you all here today to celebrate the fact that we actually are giving place and space for people to be themselves. we are not asking them to change who they are. we are giving them a platform and place to grow in a positive setting. i gave her a hard time when she got off the stage. this is what this is all about. i want us to all remind ourselves. when young people come to your place of employment they may not show up the way you think they should.
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opportunities for all is about we are giving people the space and the place to grow and to learn and to become successful, however they do fine success, not how we define it. we want to be able to have young people benefit from the booming economy, to make money to live in the city. it is not just about the money lost. it is about the social networking and experience lost. we thank you for making the commitment to be here financially or with space and time and resources. i want to challenge you all to put yourselves on the spot and to challenge your way of thinking to actually embrace our young people for who they are and celebrate them and be the best they can be. thank you all. [applause.] >> i want to thank you for
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joining us today. shout out to employers and partners. thank you for your support. we see hope you young people are fired up and ready for orientation. i want to wish you all the best. you are off to a great start. let me hear you say opportunities for all. >> after every giants game here, travel home safely and good afternoon from oracle park. ♪ ♪ you need to exit to my right, your left. there is food and beverage. thank you all so much once
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again. ♪ ♪ >> good morning, everyone. you guys should be excited. good morning. thank you. i serve as the director of public works in the city and county of san francisco. on behalf of public works, we are very excited because we are going to be a tenant in this new building 49 south vanness.
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how about a big hand for that. [applause.] i am also excited to be here to celebrate a major construction milestone. today is very, very exciting not just for public works but for the other nine city departments that will be relocated into this state-of-the-arts building upon its completion. at the end of our ceremony, we will raise the final steel beam into place to complete the structural framing of this new 430,000 square foot building. 430,000 square foot building. how about a big hand for that. [applause.] it will house approximately 1-800-cit1800city staff to movet
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summer. this gives us a good reason to celebrate. i want to thank all of those forgetting us here today. thank you builders, the prime contractors. let's give them a big hand. the development firm and the architects worked on many projects. let's give them a big hand. public works takes great pride in the public private partnerships such as this one as they help bring the city's vision for a modern advanced san francisco to life. i also want to give a special shout out to the project management team. let's give them a