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By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected]
While bounce breach is commonly the time kids are active far abroad from books, Operation Pathways brought programming to accouchement that offered an befalling to accomplish account aloof as fun as attractive stylish.
Organized beneath Resident Casework Coordinator for Operation Pathways, Adeela Abbasi, “Stories for Styles” took abode at Benning Heights Association Allowance on April 18, and accustomed for acceptance to apprehend books in barter for a chargeless crew or hairstyle.
“I had heard of a beautician accomplishing article agnate to ‘Stories for Styles’ in accession accompaniment and I anticipate he alleged it ‘Trims and Tales’ or something. Anyway, I admired the abstraction and I anon jumped on the adventitious to animate articulacy for the adolescent bodies in the community,” Abbasi told the AFRO. “I knew the kids would be on bounce breach and Easter was that aforementioned weekend. It seemed to all appear calm so the kids could accept some fun while they were off and get beginning for the anniversary too.”
While articulacy and chargeless hairstyling sounds ambrosial for abounding people, the actuality that Operation Pathways captivated “Stories for Styles” at the Benning Heights association was no coincidence. As Resident Casework Coordinator, Abbasi said she is, “ tasked with architecture programs and alms casework which will ultimately advance affection of action for families aural affordable/ subsidized housing.”
“I accurately assignment in three amount areas Health & Wellness, Academic Achievement and Banking Literacy,” Abbasi explained.
“Stories for Styles,” fell anon beneath the amount of “Academic Achievement,” and Abbasi acquainted it important that she met the kids area they were- by targeting their needs, alms enrichment, bringing aliment and fun and architecture added opportunities for affiliation and growth.
“Just allurement the kids to accompany me in the association allowance to apprehend books would never work. However, bond it in with a beginning haircut, food, music, added educational activities such as ‘Create Your Own Story’ and an befalling to run about and adore themselves is the absolute way to get them engaged,” she told the AFRO.
Further, abacus the aspect of attractive beginning for their “Easter Sunday’s Best,” was a bonus.
“The communities I assignment in are comprised of families on anchored incomes. So an befalling to get a chargeless crew was absolutely a banking relief.”
While accouchement waited to get their beard done, they apprehend books, played outside, ate hamburgers and hotdogs, danced, colored, wrote belief and alternate in an Easter egg hunt.
“The day was absolutely about the kids. I capital them to accept a acceptable time and apperceive that educational activities can be fun. And bounce breach doesn’t beggarly about-face your academician off,” Abbasi said. “We had a ‘Create Your Own Story’ action area the kids were accustomed cardboard to draw a account and address a story.”
And some of these accouchement accept abundant stories. One babe aggregate with the AFRO that her ancestor dead her sister and that she was acquisitive to artlessly accept happier times. A day of fun and accessory was aloof what they needed.
“I capital to appear to the party,” 9-year-old Aiden told the AFRO. “I like that you can appear and comedy amateur and do an Easter egg hunt.”
While Aiden’s beard was already Easter Sunday ready, she said she admired the abstraction of “Stories for Styles.” “It’s abundant because they get to apprentice to apprehend and attending bigger with their new hair,” Aiden said.
Sixth grader, Laila Crawford, served as a advance for the event. “I anticipate it’s good. It encourages kids to apprehend and get a nice haircut,” she told the AFRO.
With one advance barber, accession advance beautician and acceptable samaritans, about 30 accouchement enjoyed “Stories for Styles,” and 17 kids absolved abroad with beginning new styles.
Inspired by “Stories for Styles,” Abbasi hopes to abide agnate efforts in accession to the assignment that is already demography abode with Operation Pathways.
“We would adulation to accept accession accident like this. Every year we participate in National Night Out which is an black to animate the association to appear calm with law enforcement. Last year I accumulated the accident with a aback to academy haversack accord away. I am consistently attractive for donations of academy food and backpacks to put them in. This year I appetite to footfall it up and accommodate the ‘Stories for Styles’ so kids can go aback to academy attractive fresh,” she told the AFRO.
Abbasi additionally wants to recruit added volunteers.
“I abstruse from this accident that the added barbers we have, the better, so if anyone is absorbed in alms their casework that would be great. I would additionally adulation to acquisition a shoe sponsor that will acquiesce me to put new shoes on all the elementary age kids on the property,” she said.
In accession to the summer plans, Abbasi told the AFRO that she will be administering banking articulacy seminars in May that are chargeless and accessible to the public.
Abbasi encourages all those absorbed in volunteering or acquirements added about Operation Pathways to acquaintance her directly. “Anyone who wants to accord their time or abundance can ability me at 301-370-9097 or [email protected] To apprentice added about the alignment appointment www.operationpathways.org.”