Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Me a mentor!?

I've done quite a few volunteering "things," but lately most of them involved working behind the scenes and lacked the face-to-face interaction with the people I was helping.

Last month Sarah told me about Everybody Wins! DC and it's Power Lunch program where professionals go into local schools and read with or to a child. I signed up right away!

Today was my first day and I'll be working with and mentoring a 2nd grader. It's funny, but we have so much in common: we both have a brother and a sister, we were both born in March, both like sushi and traveling.

Today we read Aladdin and A little mermaid. I did most of the reading and made sure to ask her if she understands the meaning of certain words. When I was leaving, she ran over to me and gave me a hug! That was so sweet!

I hope this will be a great experience for both of us!

5 comments:

The Poor Dispositionist said...

So I don't want to stereotype or anything...but how many needy children eat sushi and travel?

Olga said...

I was trying to figure out if she was making that stuff up...she also said she has a pool...but I try not to stereotype or anything :)

Valeria said...

yeah, no kidding, a 2nd grader eating sushi can only mean well-off liberal parents:) a pool, on the other hand, is a different story:)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad the reading went well. :) I was wondering about the sushi, too...

Melissa said...

Forgot to sign my name above. ~Melissa