Hello There, Guest! Login Register
Index    |     Search    |     Members    |     Help

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
A Summer Story To Share
I would like to share a story about my niece and how she is helping other children with special needs this summer.

First, A little about my niece, Bree. I took my niece in my home 2 years ago. Bree lived in the rough area of Wichita known for gang activity. She is a very pretty young lady it was not a good environment for her so she came to live in my home.

Bree is now 16 yrs and has special needs, bipolar, ADHD, and learning disabilities. My niece is gifted in the area of art.

I coordinate/volunteer a summer program for kindergarten thru 2nd grade children with special needs. The children receive 3 hours of tutoring a week and on Friday the children attend the program for one hour, and Bree is the teacher.

Friday’s program is theme days, this week the theme was fish, the story was Rainbow Fish, and was followed by an art project, fishing game, and snack time.

Early in the week I help Bree organize the lesson plan, and she “practices” with the neighborhood children.

Bree does all the work on Friday, I set back, observe and sometimes offer suggestions.

My niece has gained much from this learning experience, and so have the children.

The United Way board I serve on has provided a small grant of $100.00 for supplies needed for the Friday program.
way cool Bummer,I remember when you first brought her into your home.....she has come a long ways...you are a great role model...tell her we are all proud of her....
........I love cats, I just cant eat a whole one by myself......

Bless You both for the Work You do, and Your Niece should be Very Proud of Herself!!Smile
Thank you Still In Limbo & Jayne

When my niece first came to live with us she had very low self-esteem.

The first Friday she did the program she was very shy & nervous, it has been cool watching the confidence she has gained while working with the children.

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  ahhh summer jayne 4 6,389 07-03-2015, 12:16 PM
Last Post: jayne
  MRI's And A Story Of Two Brothers California_Help 10 7,546 09-03-2014, 11:26 PM
Last Post: bronco54501
  can i share my bad ordeal? sweet tooth 7 5,163 08-28-2013, 08:52 AM
Last Post: bodybuilder1958
  Summer Program is going strong. Bummer Knees 1 2,222 06-09-2013, 09:42 PM
Last Post: bodybuilder1958
  Anyone canning this summer? Bummer Knees 5 4,279 07-19-2012, 12:08 AM
Last Post: jayne
  Summer Garden Bummer Knees 10 6,588 06-20-2012, 11:33 PM
Last Post: bodybuilder1958
  The summer program I run Bummer Knees 0 1,771 04-26-2012, 04:44 PM
Last Post: Bummer Knees
  Giving the glory to God, had to share Youtube bodybuilder1958 0 1,813 12-15-2011, 11:45 AM
Last Post: bodybuilder1958
  Information Please - Had to share Bummer Knees 1 2,545 12-10-2011, 09:01 AM
Last Post: jayne
  Just had to share this laugh !! LeglEgl 1 2,262 10-01-2011, 05:22 PM
Last Post: Bummer Knees

Forum Jump:

Browsing: 1 Guest(s)