Kaci Brasher, Site Coordinator, Christ’s Foundry
One night after the end of a program day, I decided to stop by the library close to my site to check out a book. I was only there a couple of minutes when I heard someone say my name. I turned around and saw one of my kids running towards me with a stack of books in her hands. She told me how excited she was to see me and showed me some of the books she was carrying. One of the books she had was The Rainbow Fish, which was one of my favorite books as a kid. We talked about how pretty the shimmery scales are on the fish. She even told me she was going to read that book first so we could talk about it.
She followed me around for a few more minutes as I selected my books. The whole time this was happening, I was thinking that moments like these are the reason I chose to apply for this program. Project Transformation focuses on literacy skills with the understanding that these skills will empower our kids and allow them to engage more deeply with the world. I firmly believe in this commitment, and am striving to form relationships that will allow such growth. This chance encounter at the library showed me that the seeds of that growth are being planted.