If you know me, you know that I have been tutoring my little buddy Devon Leonard for four years now. We started together when he was a 6 year old first grader, and yesterday my awesome fourth grader turned 10. I am so proud of Devon. In the last four years he has evolved from a shy and quiet little boy with no confidence into a happy, capable, confident, and fun loving little man. He received his highest marks ever on a report card this past quarter, and he is no longer behind in his reading. Devon is terrific. I am determined to see him make it; despite some challenges that most of us will never have to face. I will continue to be his biggest cheerleader.
Here are some photos of my sweet little buddy as he opened up his brand new Nintendo DS on Friday morning. He was so incredibly happy, and his happiness touched and uplifted my heart. If any of you are looking for a way to enrich your life, take a few hours a month and devote them to changing the life of an at risk young person. You will be glad you did. If you are in Memphis, contact Sarah Quintal at Streets Ministies and get started today!