Asset #8 – Youth as resources
During the summer Leo, 6 years, and Faye, 9 years, along with their mother deliver meals to older adults through Meals on Wheels. Leo and Faye look forward to it throughout the week. Every Wednesday they pick up meals from the Walker Senior Center in Minneapolis and are given a drop-off route. They try to guess by the scent what kind of foods they will be delivering that day. Sometimes it’s spaghetti, other times chow mien. Along with building their navigation skills, Leo and Faye have built relationships with people they serve. Their favorite client tells them jokes. They have learned that not everyone is privileged as them and it makes them thankful for what they have.