1st day of this school year

One kid told me his dad died in his sleep from a drug overdose.

One kid (who’s new to the school) told me he moves every year, and that he wishes he could stay at one school and not move again.

One kid came with no supplies, not even a backpack. We had backpacks stocked with supplies ready for kids like him. The smile on his face when he came back in my room with that backpack absolutely broke my heart.

These kids go through more than they should ever have to.

This. For so many the first day can be the first light of hope in a while.