When Christopher’s mom left for a tour of duty in Afghanistan, he left his familiar, tropical home of Hawaii and moved north to Alaska. On top of the huge shift in his home AND missing his mom, he was also starting a new school. An awful lot for anyone, let alone a 10-year old. Support in times like this is critical. That’s where Schools PLUS comes in, connecting Christopher with a mentor and an after-school program that gives him:
- A stable environment
- A safe place to play with other kids
- The chance to get help with his homework
- And, a good, nutritious dinner every night
The right support at the right time keeps kids like Christopher engaged and on track for success in school and beyond.