JumpStart Sabalito successfully started last Monday. If I had to summarize this experience in one word it would be GREAT. It was one of the first English words 16 kids from four rural communities around Sabalito learned. They learned different options to answer the question How are you? In the practice all of them chose I'm great as their answers. I could see in their faces they really meant GREAT when they answered. They seemed to be really happy to be participating in the camp. To all people, organizations who have made this possible I must have to say Thank You. Opportunities in these communities are most of the time lacking. JumpStart represents a great opportunity for them to learn english to make new friends, to be prepared to start high school, to improve their self-steem and confidence.
- Helen Castillo