My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Mainsprings: Janada L. Batchelor Foundation for Children Inc., Tulsa, OK, USA
I have spent two summers on-site at JBFC. The way this organization has changed me is almost indescribable. I was fortunate enough to receive funding through Duke University to help JBFC implement a science lab curriculum to their schools. The girls at JBFC and the schoolkids had a level of enthusiasm and eagerness when it came to learning that I have never experienced before. Relative to what I'm accustomed to as an American, the kids there had very little material belongings. However, they were some of the happiest, most resilient, and grateful people I have met. I vividly remember leading a particular lesson plan involving baking soda and vinegar. This lesson, which is a staple of beginner science labs, incited such excitement within the students. I could see that they truly were able to learn so much when given the opportunity. I can say with certainty that JBFC has changed me as a person. The community and the students at JBFC will always be part of my life, and I can't wait for the chance to go back!