By Storyteller MARYGAY DUCEY
As part of a service project, Mary Gay and her best friend are to start a Girl Scout troop at a notorious reform school in New Orleans. As an adult, Mary Gay wishes she could go back to the school and ask for more for the girls.
- Do you think it was helpful or patronizing for Mary Gay and her friend to volunteer at the reform school?
- How could Mary Gay and her friend been better prepared for and supported in their work?
- Where do you volunteer? How does one “help” without viewing those you work with as “one down”?
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