I work daily with children who are dealing with all kinds of traumas. As a charter school counselor, I can only do so much for them. I'd like to puruse a PhD in child psych to better support and advocate for them.
Every single day, I meet with students who are experiencing stress and traumas, usually in their homes. These range from acsdemic struggles to child abuse and even sexual trauma. Oftentimes, I can only scratch the surface of what they're dealing with, and have to refer them to an outside therapist or psychologist. Unfortunately, parents don't always follow through, and the children are left to suffer without being able to cope with certain life events.
I am currently working full-time as a school counselor at a charter school in the Bronx. My salary is significantly lower and my hours are also longer than in the public school system, and so I spend another several hours private tutoring after my job, and even on the weekends.
Your donation will help me to invest time in pursuing a PhD instead of working my tutoring job. Funds will also assist me in covering costs of counseling resources, arts & crafts materials and sensory toys for my students.
My children deserve so much love, and it would be a huge blessing if you could help me show them that love with just a few dollars.
Oh! A group of my students in the 3rd grade, and I collect packaged food every morning from students who do not want to eat, and otherwise are going to throw it out. I then give these food items (sandwiches, muffins, fruits, milk, yogurt, juice, etc.) to homeless people I meet on my commutes.
I also personally creat care packages for the homeless. A big ziplock includes handwarmers, hand lotion, mouth wash, toothbrush and tooth paste, tissues, etc. Your donation will also go towards creating more care packages for the homeless. I would love to do this work with my students at school, and show them the joy of giving.
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