This past Saturday, 8 students from the Barclay Youth Safe Haven, the after school program at Dallas Nicholas Elementary, took an outing with their mentors to Druid Hill Park. Together they explored the Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, ate a picnic lunch, and played outside in the sunshine.
Both the students and their mentors enjoyed spending quality time together outside of school. One 4th grader exclaimed, “This is the best day ever! We need to write a song about it!”
This is the first mentor/mentee outing we’ve had this year, and it was a great success. We look forward to more to come!
If you are interested in volunteering with our program and having a positive influence on our youth, please contact Lesa Sexton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see more pictures of Barclay Youth Safe Haven activities and projects, visit our Flickr page.