This month “My Story” is a little different. We want to share with you an exciting humanitarian outreach that our eleventh grade students are doing every Saturday for the rest of the school year. They have the privilege of educating people from their community who have not been fortunate enough to receive an education. The students are receiving classes based on their prior education in first through sixth grade. Each eleventh grade student is working one -on-one to bring a year of education to their student in a 20 week program. The curriculum includes all subjects: Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading and Spanish.
Our kids love serving other people. I love watching them step out of their comfort zone to bless others. Even more, I love watching the joy that Jesus gives them as they serve. I live with 6 of the 11 students who are giving classes to people from our community. They truly feel honored to be giving to their students.
Sarah Serrano teaching 1st grade classes to a 13 year old girl. “I’m glad I’m teaching because they deserve someone to teach them and I’m glad I’m one of those people.”
Olvin teaching a 1st grade classes to HIS mom. “I’m learning to have a lot of patience and to love to teach others and to love them, and make them part of the society so they may teach their children. It’s so much more than just teaching, we eat together and spend time talking about our lives.”
Ilcy teaching 1st grade to a man in his twenties. “It is important because we are helping our own country, our own people, who maybe don’t have, or didn’t have, an opportunity to study.”
Taiz teaching 5th grade to a man. “They are learning a lot from us, and we are learning a lot from them. We aren’t only learning educational things, but we are also learning to see things differently in our lives.”
Margie teaching 4th grade to a 37 year old woman. “I think that I am helping other people to know new things and learn, and I love when I see how my student is advancing in different things that before were difficult for her.”
Rachel teaching a 15 year old girl. “My favorite part of teaching classes is realizing that I am the person helping her become someone with more chances. She’ll be someone with more chances and just be someone with an open mind.”
Juan teaching 6th grade to a 16 year old boy. “What I am doing is important because I’m helping prepare a future for the person I am teaching.”
Wendy teaching 1st grade to a man. “It’s really exciting to teach my student and it’s also fun to get to know him. I am learning to have the patience that I need and how to teach in a caring way.”