Thursday, November 15, 2012

"Serving under-resourced places"

At Open Doors Academy, there are about 25 kids housed in a very small gym-type setup with about 3 adults, plus the JCU volunteers. If that isn't considered "under-resourced", I don't know what is. It really brings to light how hard it is to have a solid structure there. The kids are all walking around visiting with friends, and with only three adults and six volunteers with no authority, it is really challenging to give everyone the help that they need. I feel more time is spent trying to get the kids to settle and get to work than actually tutoring them. I wish they were able to get more resources in the way of adults in charge. That would seriously help the kids' ability to be successful.

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