Dear friends,

I watched carefully as the youth worker made breakfast with the children who stay at Casa Tepeyac. The worker is dedicated to working with the kids who are learning social skills while they stay at the short-term residential home for a couple of weeks.  What struck me was how the youth worker gave the one of the children responsibility as they made pancakes. First, she demonstrated the technique of turning a pancake, but then gave the spatula to the child and said, “Now you try it.” We both observed as the child took pride in learning – the breakfast, in its simplicity, was truly a community experience. Everyone in the home took some responsibility in creating a “family” breakfast.

Dear friends,

I watched carefully as the youth worker made breakfast with the children who stay at Casa Tepeyac. The worker is dedicated to working with the kids who are learning social skills while they stay at the short-term residential home for a couple of weeks.  What struck me was how the youth worker gave the one of the children responsibility as they made pancakes. First, she demonstrated the technique of turning a pancake, but then gave the spatula to the child and said, “Now you try it.” We both observed as the child took pride in learning – the breakfast, in its simplicity, was truly a community experience. Everyone in the home took some responsibility in creating a “family” breakfast.