Dealing with the Inability to help our Students

Roots and Wings has an after school reading and reading comprehension program in four Title One schools in Delray Beach. We pay for certified teachers in the school, hand-picked by the principals in those schools, to work with these struggling 2nd 3rd grade students in small groups of 10 or less to help them bolster their confidence and improve their reading skills. Many of them need help with phonics. Since school is not in session, we do not have a chance to visit the classrooms and offer encouragement to these children. In many instances, we are the extra person besides their teacher who can give them a high-five for their accomplishments.We are missing that human connection, and we know our students are as well.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: April 2, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Positive
  • Who should know about this? Everyone

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Delray
  • Age: Over 61
  • Gender: Male
  • Concerns: Health of the community and Safety of those who can't care for themselves

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • My story shows we need to: Think ahead to what's next
  • Who my story is about: My community
  • Why people acted the way they did: They are trying to get by
  • How people were treated: --
  • In my story, there are: Solutions to problems
  • In my story: --
  • My story shows: --
  • My story teaches us that: The community is vulnerable
  • My story teaches us that: The community is volatile
  • My story is about: NA