The opportunity to teach children at the Road Home has been unique and incredible.
As a preschool teacher, I try to provide a positive, reinforcing environment where
the children can learn, create, imagine, grow and most importantly dream. Working
with them creates a sense of gratitude for what I have, and at the same time, hope
for a brighter tomorrow. I can recall few instances during the preschool sessions
that melt my heart. Once, as the session was ending, a mom came to pick up her son
who showed us a paper boat he made for them to go on a vacation. It meant so
much for him to be close to his family and take them towards a happier tomorrow.
Another time, a parent asked me if I was volunteering to teach the children and I
replied, “yes, with pleasure”. He seemed so thankful and happy. These experiences
are unmatchable and I would continue to teach these children for as long as I can.
Without the support and encouragement of the Road Home team and the Volunteer
Coordinator, this would not be possible. I thank them for trusting me with this
wonderful opportunity. I am very fortunate to be working with the children who
inspire and challenge my teaching abilities.
To learn more about volunteering at The Road Home, please visit http://theroadhome.org/volunteer/