The lazy days of summer have a way of morphing into the hustle and bustle of activities for the women of Madison’s HiSet class. There are many more challenges that come in the form of moms wanting to attend their kids’ summer athletic events, vacations, and the offering of over-time at work. All this, compounded with attending class on Monday and Thursday nights, tends to put summer learning in survival mode.
So how did we balance the challenges of summer with the benefits of moving forward towards the goal of graduation? Lots of prayer and creative activities that made learning fun! One of those evenings was a potluck dinner; there is nothing like food to bring people together and enhance the sense of community already present among the women. The students took on the project and went all out with their creations: bar-b-q beans, jerk chicken, salads of all kinds, desserts, and a sweet tea-lemonade combo to wash it all down. The ladies were proud to share with their classmates, and before the night was over, they suggested when they could do it again. There was unanimous agreement, the food was a welcome addition and made an evening of math and science a bit more tolerable. Let’s hear it for Summer Survival!