Friday, July 2, 2010

Reflections from the Founders June 28th, 2010

We're half way from ending our YouthWork summer program. It's been an exciting opportunity to share with 22 of Raising Expectations high school students. We've already had workshops sessions on how to have healthy dating relationships, abstaining from sex (my favorite option), how to organize community projects, performed 3 community clean ups in the English Avenue neighborhood, listened to two Atlanta Police officers share their professional and personal stories, talked about discrimination, developed dream boards, learned how to prepare budgets (we didn't want them to spend all of their earnings the second they got the checks in hand), had 2 literacy tutorial sessions with Kaplan Learning instructors and prepared lessons on workplace readiness. Suffice it to say that both Tangee and I are exhausted but watching each of our youth grow in ways that will prepare them for their futures is the fuel we need to keep pushing.

In Service,
Maria & Tangee