November 14th, 2013 | Uncategorized
Every Wednesday we have the opportunity to work with three different sets of young people. We go from primary school kids, to young teens, then on to older teenagers. Not every group is easy but they are all fun to work with. They see all of the scholars as role models and sort of like celebrites. While in reality we are normal everyday people just trying to make a difference in their lives.
In the morning as I walk into the primary school all I see is loads of smiles from the kids and all I hear is “Bryan is here!!” “Hey Bryan!!” “Are we doing basketball today?” etc. Its the same reaction when we see each other outside of the school. One day Brittney and I are walking through the mall Victoria Square and we hear a bunch kids yelling our name. Or grocery shopping in Tesco, they run and tell their parents who we are and how we coach in their school every week!
It is truly a humbling experience that me, Bryan Wilson, a kid from a small place Upper Marlboro, MD can have such an impact on these young people.
However this week was my last week at Acorn Primary School and the kids were very sad that I would not be coming back next Wednesday. As I left my last session, all the kids came up and hugged me and thanked me for everything. I let them know that we can still be friends, remember everything they learned and I will see them again soon!