Opening day of Homework Assistance finally arrived last week! Our anticipation was almost as great as those who wait for opening day of baseball or football season, but we think the start of homework is even better. This is our 17th year of service to neighborhood students and our roster is once again full. WOW! Although homework may not be their favorite thing to do, they appeared at our door on the first day with fresh haircuts, shiny new shoes, and big smiles on their faces. There was just a moment when things seemed a bit unfamiliar for volunteers and students, but as soon as they sat down to work on math and opened books to read, it all clicked into place.
All the volunteers freely admit that they missed the students–and if push came to shove, I think the students might admit they missed us too! Here’s to a great year of homework completion at Vecinos Unidos!