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This new job has practically NONE of it, aside from the hour of homework time mandated by the national program itself.  The location I work with is actually more of a youth center than anything programmatic.  The ages today ranged from seven to fifteen, no one was actually being led in any particular activity or another, young people were wandering the space and doing essentially what they felt like (as long as it didn’t hurt anyone) and there was noise, movement, more noise, and more movement, and occasional confusion on my part.  There were moments at which the students blatantly tested me and others at which they forgot that they didn’t want to like me, or hadn’t known me for more than a couple of hours.

It was ridiculous.

It was chaotic.

It was the best decision I ever made, taking this job.

And I think I’m going to need to finally invest in a proper coffee maker.

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