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Review for GROW IN AMERICA, Champaign, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I experienced GROW when I became a volunteer reading tutor to one of the residents in Kankakee. Being in the GROW House was an eye-opening experience. I had not realized that this wonderful program existed. The staff and the residents made me feel very welcome. In addition to the tutoring, I was invited to many celebrations. During the time I spent there, I was able to see the GROW program in action. I was impressed by the cooperative attitudes and activities. Every person had a job to do, and they did it well. What I really liked about GROW was the unique relationship between the staff and the residents. It was not "us" and "them", but more of a "we". I could see the residents and staff working together in a friendly, cooperative, and compassionate way to improve the mental health of all who needed help.

Role:  Volunteer & I tutored a GROW resident in reading.