Sunday, May 15, 2011

Day 146- Anderson House and Choir Concert

http://www.andersonhouse.org/

Jay Mohr made my day last year.  Oh, he's a funny guy!  He is a big time supporter of the Anderson House charity and does a lot of work for them.  If it's good enough for Jay, it's good enough for me.  Here's what they do:

Dedicated to providing quality treatment, Anderson House supports women as they develop the necessary goals and life skills to return to the community as responsible, sober and productive individuals.

With a success rate of 78-84%, Anderson House is a well-respected halfway house program serving women from all New Jersey counties.

Anderson House is committed to serving all women regardless of their ability to pay. Everyone at Anderson House is dedicated to making it the premier program in the state. We take great pride in the work we do helping women build new lives for themselves and their children.

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At the request of some of my kiddos, I attended their last choir concert tonight.  Boy, I'm glad I did.  I can honestly say I had a really good time. :)

It's always nice to see my students outside of class because every little thing creates an even more complete picture of who each of them are.  It also gives me a way to show that I'm interested in what they like and what they do.  I must admit I was blown away by how good some of them are!  In a little note to the choir teacher, I told her that I think before anyone considers making cuts to the arts or to public education, they should see her kids perform "We Are the World" first.  Surely it would change some minds.  Those kids were great.

One of the Barbras, who I was looking forward to seeing after witnessing her talent show audition, had a solo that gave me goosebumps.  Literally.  Even Tom was impressed!  It was an all-around fun experience.

Thank you, choir concert, you made my day.

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