Thursday, February 28, 2013
Crosswind is a part of a group of organizations and ministries that help kids through school. Our "Homework Club" is a service to children in the neighborhood that don't go to other programs (notably the Lighthouse, Boy's and Girls Club, Project Attention or the State after-school programs). With the help of the apartment owners (who have donated space for this ministry) and volunteers from the community, Crosswind helps children get their homework done. Also, we (with the parents permission) have access to their grades on-line, can follow their progress and be advocates with the parents for the children's success.
One of the side benefits of "Homework Club" is the relationships that are developed between the families and the volunteers. The structured environment of State School is relaxed and this environment is more like home, in an apartment right next door to home. And while the kids have to be respectful among other things in school, in a more relaxed atmosphere we help the children to see that these values are good for life, not just school. These values move over into home life and to catch our phrase make the 'home work'.
Additionally and most importantly, the spiritual development that cannot take place in a secular setting takes place at "Homework Club" as we care for the whole person especially the most important part, the only part that lives forever, the heart and soul.
Posted by Bobby Capps at 11:34 AM