Service-Learning Log 3
Today was undoubtedly the most productive day I've had at my organization. The organizers have been struggling with the homework help program since I have been helping there, and they recently have decided to be more strict in enforcing the policy of only allowing kids with homework in the homework help room. For the most part this was actually the case this week, and I helped several children with their homework, as well as listened to two kids read books for their reading journals. This is in contrast to most weeks when I at most actually spend 10 or fifteen minutes actually helping with homework. I think that a large part of the problem is simply that they have trouble using all the volunteers the University is sending them — they aren't used to having so many people helping out. But part of it is also enforcing the rules of the program, and while the kids perhaps weren't having as much fun, they also got more work done without other people distracting them. I can see how it is a struggle working in a position like this, where one has to balance the desire to help kids to learn with the desire to not seem like a spoil-sport.