This Summer FTW volunteers embarked on a 7 week summer reading program to engage Hispanic children with fun activities, and learning.  The following list was compiled by the volunteers who participated and had their lives changed.  Thank you to ALL who volunteered their time an talent.  We will be continuing with our tutoring program on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons each week this Fall.  On Tuesdays we will have tutoring of grade school children from 4:oo-5:00pm.  On Thursdays we will have tutoring for middle and high school students from 5:00-6:00pm and also from 6:00-7:0opm. If you are willing to give just one hour a week to impact the life of a child, please Contact Us.  
  • 53 Volunteers engaged in life changing ministry and developed relationships with children that had a Gospel impact.
  • Over 25 Hispanic children were served.
  • We connected with 16 Hispanic Families.
  • God sent 16 Spanish Speaking volunteers to help reach out.
  • Renovation of trailer was completed in a timely manner and donors gave over 50% of needed funds to complete project.
  • 8 Computers were donated and a computer lab set up.
  • Wifi was connected to trailer for computer lab.
  • God brought Yogi Takahashi to live in the trailer and participate as a volunteer.
  • Gifted Teachers Molly, Jess and Jeni worked to develop tutoring (reading) program.
  • A team from West County Community Church donated their time, talent and materials to beautify the trailer's outdoor space.
  • Curriculum that was interesting and skill appropriate was provided for each child for no cost.
  • Many books were contributed by Molly Heckenberg, RossmanSchool, and others to create an instant library.
  • Gifted Teachers Molly, Jess, Jeni, Andrea, Kyle, Barrett, Evie, Joan, Gina and Samantha all used their gifts and served as volunteers.
  • The weather was PERFECT for 7 Saturdays in a row. No rain. Not once.
  • Electrical problem in trailer, which could have caused a fire, was discovered and fixed after the last week of tutoring.
  • One very reluctant student came the last two weeks after persistent outreach of volunteers who visited him in his home.
  • Two families came to church as a result of this volunteer effort.
  • Reading comprehension increased in the children who attended.
  • Middle School boys came back every week and friendships were developed between boys and volunteers.
  • Story tellers | Volunteers were able to share weekly “life” stories that were remembered by the students.
  • One-on-one reading happened with most kids, most weeks.
  • A family contributed two trash bags of balls which were a BIG hit with the kids and provided fun for all ages.
  • Hispanic moms connected with each other and met new friends.
  • Hispanic moms grew in trust for Faith that Works.
  • Two students went to a one-week Christian camp during the summer session.
  • Teachers who oversee potential volunteers voiced interest in engaging their students in the Fall.
  • Future help is being sought out by kids and parents; indicative of relationships being formed.
  • Two community groups volunteered  and engaged with the kids and parents (McWilliams and Aubrecht).
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