Okay so I work at a homeless shelter and I head an after school program. Ages 4-14. We help with homework, set up games, give snack, just basically do anything educational and keep them occupied. It's a total of 2.5 hours long, parents drop off and pick up through out
Okay so yesterday there was this boy, 14yrs old, in 6th grade, and reads at a second grade level. He has a 12 year old sister who is a bit behind but nothing like him, and he has a 5 year old sister who is very very smart. I ended up having to let this little one year old boy join the group because they were watching him. It was so sad. The don't even have the chance to be kids.
Then there was this very sick looking mom, I mean sick like ill, and she had a baby 5 weeks ago, so that probably is why, but she looked fraile. I am going to bring her some formula I never used, Gerber GoodStart, I had it as a back up just in case I ran out of pumped milk, but I never did so I have the whole 6 pack still. Is that a good formula? idk
Anyway and then there is a mom who was completely on drugs, like you can just tell. Her daughter was having so much fun and she kept coming in smelling like who knows what and finally she took her daughter out early because she said they had to go pick someone up. Well they were just sitting outside for 1 hour, wtf?
Last but not least I had some really bright kids. One 4year old who was a rockstar, her mom let her stay and she even joined in on the fun which made me smile. The other is a 13 yr old boy who is very smart, he reads harry potter, he confessed, but her never talks to his dad so his dad always gives him a hard time. He has a lot of emotional issues due to some losses, which is why they are in the shelter.
Moms...advice and words of wisdom are needed.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:29 PM on Jan. 19, 2011 in Money & Work
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