“People compliment me all the time on my writing, because I do free-style writing. I read books well, so people compliment me on vocabulary, they ask me, ‘are you in somebody’s school, did you graduate?’ I say no. So I felt compelled… to come here.” Ryan is a Silver Spring resident who is taking part
My challenge is to help keep the fire in their hearts burning–to learn, to take risks, to allow a space for each to feel secure as they navigate their way through the challenges of our language and culture, while living so far away from their homelands. Ninety minutes spent together each week is a gift to me. I hope I return the same to my students.