The Sonoran Desert in August!

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel with the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), to Santa Rosa School, located on the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation in the Sonoran  Desert.  Our goal for the trip was to learn more about the Family and Child Education (FACE) program that is hosted by the school and to help prepare for the first day of classes!

Our first day was spent preparing the school for the students.  We helped teachers with their classrooms, arranged books in the library, set-up computers, and even had a chance to enjoy the nice summer weather!

A little yard work never hurt anyone!
Pictured: Aaron King and Walter Sears

Days two and three were devoted to spending time in the classrooms.  We had a chance to meet a number of FACE parents and children, and to gain a better understanding of the program and the impact it has on these families.

Overall, the trip was a great experience.  I came away with a greater appreciation of the impact that programs, such as FACE, can have on promoting literacy.

A special thanks to the students and teachers for the opportunity to visit Santa Rosa School.

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