We are excited to announce that we solved a puzzle that has been on our hearts for a few months.
In March 2018, Club A separated its oldest 20 members (12 and 13 year-olds) from the regular group of kids ages 5-to-11, which met on Thursdays for one hour each week, in order to better serve their age-specific personal and educational needs. Our dedicated volunteer, Carlos, met with them on Saturdays, and it was a success! Carlos addressed teenager issues with them, like saying no to drugs and staying in school, as well as practicing math, reading and writing, and social studies that they were learning in school.
In recent months, Carlos hasn’t been able to lead the event due to work demands, and we didn’t have anyone else who could do it. Meanwhile, the teens have been asking when they would have Club A again. Knowing that the kids really liked the club and appreciated its positive impact on their lives, Club A volunteers recently met to discuss what we could do.
Thanks to our incredible volunteers and their willingness to help these kids, as well as a shift in school schedules, we will now have young Club A kids, 5-10 years old, on Tuesdays at 2pm, and the older kids will come right after at 3pm. We had our first combined, longer meeting this week, and we used a writing, reading, and a basic English lesson to address this month’s theme of working and studying hard to achieve their goals and dreams.