Teen Helps ESL Speakers Know What is Happening in Their Community
By MJ Vieweg, Staff Writer
Thirteen-old Hayden Baily is part of a mission church outreach that supports the residents living in the North View mobile home park. Many of them are not native English speakers so communication about the events and services available are hampered by the language barrier.
“We sponsor many events and would like to get the world out to the Northview community in their language,” said Hayden.
The $100 grant from Start A Snowball was used to buy the materials to build a sign – an outdoor bulletin board to post information about community events and offer messages of encouragement. The sign would be a central communication point for all the residents in the community.
Young Northview residents worked alongside the mission church outreach team to build and place the sign. “A lot of people got involved with the project,” said Hayden. “The community members are very excited about how the sign will improve communication here.”
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