"Every good story has a conflict," begins the article, quoting an English Language Development (ELD) teacher at RHS, as a lesson starts for 14 freshman English Language Learners. Later in the story, Cervano-Soto continues:
WCC volunteers have visited Richmond High now at least three times. The first encounter was awkward, says Saul. "(My coach) was a stranger, and I had forgotten my essay. We didn't talk much," he says. Despite this initial awkwardness, Saul says the coach has been very helpful in clarifying his summaries. It is a first for Saul to have anyone read and comment on his paper.
Never having personal feedback is a common occurrence, says Franco. "Sometimes students don't get praise that they can write, that they can express themselves. Now, when people from the community tell you that your writing is as good as anybody’s, that gives you more confidence," says Franco. According to Saul, the sessions have made him feel better about writing.
Read the full story here. Our deep appreciation goes out to all the Richmond High coaches who are making it happen!