As part of our Hispanic Outreach in the Chesterfield Mobile Home Park, Faith That Works staff and volunteers hosted a summer reading program for kids and led youth group activities for teens. Each Tuesday the kids gathered to read a story together and work on crafts or activities based on the book that week. One of our active volunteer groups this summer has been the Tate Community Group, which provided meals for the kids and youth on Tuesdays. Lauren McAdams, a member of the community group, shared the following about her experience: My community group had the opportunity to provide meals for the Tuesday summer programs. Serving alongside Faith That Works has been such a blessing for our group! The staff has made it easy for us to provide the little things while they focus on the important stuff- building relationships and teaching. At the Back to School BBQ it was great to see firsthand the relationships built over the summer, there wasn't a volunteer without a kid / youth calling to them by name and wanting to hang out with them! The kids felt safe to be themselves. Smiles and laughter were contagious! The impact being made was apparent everywhere you looked. Thank you FTW for letting us play a small part! Summer can be a challenging time for families with few resources or access to childcare, so we are grateful to our volunteers and supporters for helping us offer fun summer activities and field trips the past few months. While summer is winding down this year, the learning and serving continue! We need volunteers to help babysit children while their parents attend ESL classes on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings from 6:00pm-8:30pm and are looking for one or two volunteers interested in serving as a shuttle driver for other volunteers on those evenings. Our fall programs start Sept. 9, so please let us know if you are interested in serving. Contact Stacey McKnight at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Serve page on our website.