...I love "back to school" time. Today was the first day of the fall trimester for LIT (Leaders in Training), the after-school program that I volunteer with. This is the same program that served as the catalyst for me "moving to the neighborhood."
At LIT, the kids arrive and get a chance to eat a healthy meal while we catch up with them about their day. We then spend about 30 minutes for recreation so that we can get that out of their systems. They then split up and go with their respective groups to study math, language arts, or get homework help. At the end of the day, we circle up and usually share encouraging things we've noticed about others in the group. We close in prayer--nothing moves me more than when these children talk to God.