Normally, an excutive director is an administrator. However as one of the founders of Story Tapestries, I don't think I can ever let go of the classroom. On days when I wake up in the morning and have to sit at my desk, it is the children and their smiles that keep me returning to the computer. It is the teacher's, the parents, the administrators and their dreams for the future that remind me to work hard.
This summer, I had the priviledge of working in Baltimore City at a middle school. I have to say it was not an easy environment. BUT the staff was incredible. We spent the morning partnering with Math and Science teachers. The afternoon, I was given a team of young women to educate. We explored our dreams for the future....We talked about dreams.....and we built a foundation for our dreams to grow upon.
In their words:
Myeisha: Everyone has a dream.
Keirra and Shamiara: Anyone can be what they want to be!
Shania: When I see myself as an adult, I see myself having lots of friends, having a career and a wonderful family.
Kaia: In order to have a future I have to do the right thing like going to school.
Skyler: That’s what I’m planning on doing in my future.
Jalen: I’m going to ask my grandmother, another lawyer, about how to go against an opponent in court.
Nicole: I’m going to train to do my best.
Kayla: I hope I win in life for my family.
Everyone: These are our steps for tomorrow.
I hope that as the year progresses, Story Tapestries can help more children create their future. If you enjoyed reading this story, please share it with your friends. The more people know our story the more we people we can serve.
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