Being present


By Anna Anderson 

The summer camp had just gotten started at Conetoe Family Life Center in Conetoe, North Carolina. Takiya Delbridge, a Student.Go worker from Portsmouth, Virginia had come to Conetoe after an unexpected change in plans for the summer. She had previously agreed to work in a transitional home for women, but the change of assignment to Conetoe for LaCount and Anna Anderson meant that she would change also, and now be working with children, many of whom were at risk and coming from home situations that most certainly meant they would not be eating regularly at all during the summer if they were not coming to this camp at the Family Life Center.

During that first week, the older children decided to pull a prank on some of the counselors, which included Takiya.

They decided, after learning that the counselors would be bringing some books to their room…

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