I’m a listening ear that has the time. I know their teachers would love to be there for them, and want to be there for them. But sometimes their plates are full and they have too much to do. For me to be able to be in that school all week, all day, and be there and be like, “I’m going to listen to you. I’m sitting here, I’m ready, I’m waiting. Tell me everything.” I think that’s what really opens up a whole new door to these kids.
—Alessandra Domestici, Site Coordinator, Gunston Middle School