First thing this morning, we heard from those in the community that want our help this week. Ginny Weeks from the library told us about some of the culture here. We also met Elva Dorsey from the CDC who does many things for Browning. Primarily she deals with economic development, but she also helps the kids here to stay involved in positive and healthy activities. Sean Potts was here from Manpower to let us know about when he could need our help this week. Finally we heard from Dee Hoyt who is director of fitness and runs health and wellness here on the campus and also directs projects for social problems like meth addiction and other “touchy” subjects, as she said.
After this everyone decided what their projects were for the day and got started. Bonnie, Nadine, Lily and I (Molly) went to the elementary school and trained to be girl scout counselors for most of the week. We are excited to meet all of the girls tomorrow.
Lindsay, Vinnie and Liza went to the Boys and Girls Club to see if help was needed and ended up playing with about 30 kids for the day.
Ann H. and Sunny spent the majority of their day at the Nurturing Center, where there are children everywhere from toddlers to 6-7 year olds. The children were at risk and now they are in the safe house so they can be cared for as best they can.
Ann M. and Joe kindly got everyone to and from where they needed to be today.