IHS, THE INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN SERVICES, INC
February 7, 2011
IHS is a spectacular homeless shelter. Not only does it provide shelter for the homeless, it offers a variety of beneficial programs for the homeless children including Teen Group, Homework Club, and Head Start (a program geared towards toddlers). These programs really assist the kids at the shelter, as it relieves them of stress from school as well as family. At programs such as Homework Club, they interact with their fellow peers happily and learn respect, responsibility, and discipline, all the while having fun. For example, they are expected to complete as much homework as they can during the two hour time frame. If they do not have homework, they are allowed to do various other activities, such as playing a board game. As a current tutor at Homework Club, I personally witness the progression of these wonderful kids on a weekly basis.
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observing the children's advancements in responsibility and respect for one another. They learn to work together while carrying out fun projects i.e. painting coconut shells for the garden, picking up trash as part of being "litter detectives."
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
give them more money and space for additional programs.
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Volunteer & I am a current volunteer at IHS, acting as a tutor at Homework Club. I also participated in their first annual Summer Fun Program, where the kids at the shelter had the opportunity to experience a fun-filled summer, full of activities i.e. hiking, beach.
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