It was a gloomy day outside the Life Center the sky painted a heavy gray. The inhabitants sheltered from a “pending” rain and all assigned to their after-school homework and reading activities. I sat with *Kadijah we both colored alongside each other a pictures of Strawberry Shortcake. I hadn’t realized […]

Budding Strengths, Gifts, and Exposure

The department at my University requires a 120 hour internship before graduating from the Child Development and Family Relations major. I wanted the chance to spend my time somewhere I could gain skills and all that I have to offer would be needed. The first day I came to The […]

120 Hours: A Volunteer’s Reflection

“ “Hey Ms. Kiva, Hey Ms. Michelle” is the sound followed by rushed footsteps as the door to The Life Center opens at 3:00 pm. Immediately the students pour into the kitchen sorting through their evening snack options as the soundtrack of bags of chips being tossed all throughout the […]

A Day at The Life Center