Eighth grade service project: Failing economy makes us see need for mentoring program
February 18, 2009
I want to start off with you imagining a normal happy family that isn’t divorced and spends every holiday together. Now, both of the parents have lost their jobs, and are becoming broke because the economy is failing. Since they both have lost their jobs, they have become very stressed. The kids have to suffer through that, and they shouldn’t have to deal with this. The family has a lot of stress! The mom, dad, and kids have been living a really good life. Eventually, the parents get a divorce. The economy is very low and the kids even have to do a lot of stuff like doing more chores or getting a good job and paying for the bills. I know you you have seen a happy family or imagined that. We do not want any child to go through this!
Now, this is where the kids’ and the adults’ lives change if Grand County gets a mentoring program. Especially when the kids are suffering and frustrated with their parents. The economy is greatly affecting everyone.
This year, East Grand Middle School’s 8th grade service project is working hard on having a mentoring program in Grand County. If we have the mentoring program, we will be helping children, adults, and marriage, and we are hoping we make a difference in them and Grand County. Whether the children’s parents are divorced, or if they’re getting beaten, or whether the parents are over stressed out and not focusing on their kids, they all would really appreciate it if anyone would help by mentoring a child.
If we are able to make this happen and keep it up, the children in this county will be even happier than before. We currently do not have anyone that you can contact, but just stay tuned for more information.
8th grader, EGMS