NOC launched the first Basic English class in Bluffton at Vista View Apartments on Wednesday, May 11. Dennis Adams, NOC Board Secretary and Emilio Anchorena, NOC Field Team Member, led the class in lively, bi-lingual conversation. Ten students, all young mothers, enjoyed learning new skills.
NOC has given high priority to childrenâ€™s programs. Volunteers are assigned to one to three children to help them with reading, basic English, and basic math. Some members of NOCâ€™s Board of Directors are directly involved in this program. For example, NOC Board member Ellen Taylor tutors nine-year-old Cristian Hernandez every week.
The Sandbox hosted its second annual Kid's Fair on May 1, 2010, an event that allowed children and families to interact and have fun. The Sandbox is a hands-on, interactive museum filled with unique entertaining and educational play areas