The Girls Hope home has been a busy place with our two seniors on the home stretch. In February they participated in two weeks of service with Regis Jesuit Girls Division. Aaliyah went to New Orleans to help put finishing touches in some Habitat for Humanity homes. Alexis revisited her prior assignment and assisted in a preschool classroom. Both young ladies have been accepted to college and are finalizing their decisions soon.
The Boys Hope home welcomed two new residential counselors in February: Tyler and Kady. So far they have proven to be a strong team….and they can cook! Ahmarri shadowed for one day with the Vice President of Copic Claims Department, Sean Gelsey. Elias had his D.A.R.E. graduation at St. Therese Catholic School. Adan was accepted into Regis Jesuit for his freshman year.
Enrichment and service are still two important components of programming for all our scholars. In addition to spending a cold day at Cripple Creek’s Ice Festival, scholars volunteered with Saddle Up! Foundation, helping with therapeutic riding for children with disabilities. Most fun of all has been playing in the snow. Scholars built a snow fort (or igloo) in the parking lot, complete with a gargoyle above the entrance. We wish they had spent as much energy shoveling the snow! …At least we know they are normal adolescents. J
Because of your generosity we can let the scholars be kids and play in the snow (when caught up with homework, of course!) Providing a supportive, predictable, stress-free environment for kids to study, play and flourish is the key to their success. Thank you for all the meals, tutoring, mentoring, cakes, and donations of time and talent.