Sunny Day In Forest Park

On Saturday afternoon I biked down to Forest Park to meet the mentees and mentors for a relaxing sunny day.  I was really excited because I got to see Alex, my mentee who I hadn’t been able to meet with for awhile.  When I got there alot of the mentees were petting a police horse in a field by the History Museum, and we then played frisbee for a while with some of the mentees.  It felt good to get out into fresh air, and I also let Alex (attempt to) ride my bike for awhile.  Even though I had to leave early, I was glad I was able to spend some time with the kids on such a nice day at the park.

Alex Sanchez, Mentor

New Faces

We added some new kids at City Faces today and got to sign up some more kids to participate! Christian, Janiya, Hassan, Jared, Jerry, Madison, and Joshua are now a part of our City Faces family. Christian, Jared, and Jerry came this week and they were really fantastic. Christian sat and did homework the whole time and when I asked if he needed help he would say he got it. I felt bad that he didn’t get to run around like the other kids and do the activity, but he seemed to be happy to be there. Jared and Jerry were fun and really good kids. Another kid provoked Jerry and he started chasing him, but as soon as I caught him and talked to him for a little he understood and calmed down. He seemed to listen to me and begin to grasp that fighting isn’t the answer. Even though Hassan didn’t come on Thursday, I’ve met him before as he is always with Armon and Daryl. He is a really calm and adorable kid who likes being around his older cousin. Overall, it was great meeting these new kids and I can’t wait to have more to join us!

Eva Nip, Day Leader