June 26, 2018

“Last year, my daughter and I enjoyed the Families & Schools Together (F&ST) program as a family. It was great; I just loved it. When we enrolled in the program, it was a difficult time for my daughter and me because of my separation. I am from Peru, so it is even worse when you don’t have your entire family around. I thought F&ST would cheer me up. In fact, F&ST helped me a lot personally to feel more confident in myself and to learn to speak in front of a group of people. It was good for my daughter, too, because she was sad about the separation. When there was an opportunity this year to be a volunteer, I signed up to be Parent Partner at St. Isabella School. My daughter volunteers too, helping with meals and playing with the kids. The best part of F&ST is connecting with the families in the community. I am starting to recognize more people in the community and where I work at a store. I just want to say thank you for the opportunity to give back.”