There is never a dull moment at Bridge. Working with 7th graders who are not afraid to tell it like it is and stand up for themselves, is one of the reasons I keep coming back to Bridge. I love to walk into class every morning and hear my kids say "good morning, Alinne!" and have the kids tell me their exciting weekend stories. Over the course of the program I always see the kids learn a lot, play hard, and have fun.
It is virtually impossible not to get attached to the kids. I get to know these kids individually; I get the privilege to be let into their lives, and because of this I consider myself lucky.The best part is these kids want us around just as much. They reach out to us and ask us for help, tell us their secrets, and share with us their favorite jokes.The greatest part is seeing how the students progress, to see how the quiet and shy 7th grades blossom into outspoken, take-action kids. They really to grow in this program and it is an honor to be a part of this change.
So this Monday, when I walk into class and hear, "good morning, Alinne!" I can't wait for the kids to share with me their weekend stories as we head into the last week Bridge.