I am working part time for a non-profit program called Citizen Schools. I work with students at Sharpstown Middle School. They are strong, wonderful, resilient kids who are looking for a bright future.
I help coordinate an after-school program that invites community professionals to volunteer and teach apprenticeships. The kids are learning about solar car engineering, cooking, photography, debate, banking and community organizing, etc.
The photography volunteer and I took a small group of the students on a photography field trip to the Buddhist Temple across the street from the school.
testing the water
If anyone is looking for a great volunteer oppourtunity where you can share your skills with inter-city middle school age kids look into Citizen Schools. They are in various cities throughout CA, MA, NJ, NM, NC and TX.