“The Projects” in Brooklyn, NY 🗽
In 2012 I had the privilege of being an intern with a well-known Christian Children’s Ministry, Metro World Child based in Brooklyn. It consists of a large network of volunteers from all over the world (and some staff members). Children are brought in by the busload or visited in their own neighbourhood by marked yellow trucks with fold down stages for an hour of songs, stories and games. It was a huge stretch for me, as I wasn’t great with kids to begin with, and then I get pretty uncomfortable when I don’t have an income for anything more than a week, and I was there for 8. I loved the experience though. You really get to know a place when you live there, with the people, rather than just being a tourist and doing all the touristy things (I did do some of that, too though 😆)!