We also hosted our third annual End of Year Celebration at Westy High School on Wednesday! We had several scholars speak to the crowd and they were marvelous. I was especially moved by Faith Padilla's personal account of how YESS helped her become a model citizen. Her story of how she matured from a mischievous elementary student to a motivated, successful student was inspiring. I'm going to miss her when she heads to high school, but I'm honored to have been a part of her life for three years!
Monday, May 22, 2017
May 15th - 19th
This week didn't feel like a typical, five-day week! It flew by! We had our final Mentor/Mentee Monday and discussed ways to end the year on a positive note. The mentors decided we should have a waffle party and they're looking forward to their treats. Later, we continued the fine tradition of Tutoring Tuesday and even expanded it into Work-a-holic Wednesday. Many students have final projects and I was proud of their efforts, despite it being so close to the end of the year. Thursday and Friday were filled with team-oriented games that got the kids moving and having fun!