We started off our week with loud voices, energy, and excitement for these next few weeks. During our Opening Ceremony, we split up the youth into their groups and came up with their group names: the Dragons, the eagles, the Huskies, and the Tigers, which are all based off of college mascots. They worked hard and thought a lot about our theme this year, a quote that Michelle Obama said, “When they go low, we go high”. They did great work to reflect on what this means to them as individuals, in our communities, and in the world. In addition, we are so grateful for all of our church partners for providing us with meals and snacks to get us through the day. Thank you to all for making this summer possible for our youth!!
By Madelon Morin, Site Manager at St. Augustine & St. Martin
Madelon Morin served as the site director at the year round after school program, B-READY, at St. A&M this past academic year. She lived and worked in the Dominican Republic for nearly three years after graduating from Regis University in Denver, CO. She is originally from Minnetonka, MN and can really emphasize the accent if you need a quick laugh. She loved working with youth and is looking forward to making this summer an amazing one!