Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Day 11: Mentored a Child in Need
For the past 3 years, I have volunteered with the Time To Read program put forth by the Off The Street Club (www.otsc.org) here in Chicago. I have had the pleasure of spending time in those three years with an awesome and hilarious boy named Demetrius a.k.a Meechie. Meechie comes from a rough part of town and has had somewhat of a tough life growing up. However, when I speak to him, he never complains about that at all. Meechie and all of the other kids in the group have made the choice to join the club rather than join the gangs and violence that surrounds them on a daily basis. Tonight, and every Wednesday moving forward, I will once again be spending time with Meechie reading and doing homework (hopefully), and just having a blast laughing. There are kids that remain behind at the club due to the fact that there aren't enough tutors for the program. If you have a free hour and a half during your week, and want to make a lasting difference and impact, Off the Street Club would be truly appreciative of more mentors.