Adult Literacy Team: yoga, banners and bingo

Our Safe Passage students have been lucky to meet a number of Support Teams this year. Until this May, however, Teams had yet to reach one special group of students – our daytime Adult Literacy students, or as we often call them, “The Moms.” The Moms demonstrate a remarkable commitment to their studies week after week, and we couldn’t think of a more appropriate time to recognize their hard work.

Our Adult Literacy Support Team was comprised of eleven members from all over the northeastern United States, with ages ranging from 18 to 79. They brought projects for the moms to exercise some of the skills they’ve learned in class, while having a great time together! The Moms got to write poems using the letters of their names, design and sew colorful felt banners, play BINGO (a new game for them), and create scrapbooks of their “Favorite Things.” Team members also participated in yoga and aerobics classes with the moms. At the end of the week, the team members hosted all 39 Adult Literacy moms on an excursion to the waterpark. It was a rare occasion for the Moms to take a break from their day-to-day responsibilities, and they had an absolute blast!

-Andrea Bachmann

Support Team Coordinator