We’ve already had three Fun Friday events this trimester! Our first was a middle and high school Boys’ Night where our teen male students came together on Zoom to make egg mcmuffins. Our very own volunteers, Garett and Cameron, led the session with much success! The quote of the night from one of the students:…

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Not many of us can say we have made gains during 2020- a year of loss, disappointment and setbacks. But, Hussein did. We hope you will consider supporting SDRT with a year-end gift so that SDRT can continue to help students like Hussein to make gains, even during this unpredictable time. Hussein is a fourth…

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Despite masks and social distancing, TEAM SDRT pulled off a holiday event! ‘Twas the hour before noon, when all through the playground,Every volunteer busy with holiday tunes making a sound. The socks were all sorted, comfy and neat,In hopes that they would keep warm all the little feet. The books were displayed in the most…

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SDRT would like to express their immense gratitude to Dr. Curtis Chan DDS and his team of specialists for their pro bono dental services given to one of our very own high school students! Dr. Chan was the dental provider for this student all year long, even through the financial and logistical challenges of COVID.…

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This past week, SDRT hosted its very first Girls’ Night edition of Fun Friday! With the end of 2020 approaching, we wanted to check in with our middle and high school girls to hear about what has been frustrating, exciting, or difficult about this year and what brings hope in the year to come. We…

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SDRT’s Thanksgiving Feast is arguably one of the BEST events of the year because it actualizes one of SDRT’s core values: community. Imagine families of volunteers and students alike sharing a traditional Thanksgiving meal together in Ibarra’s multipurpose room; mountains of mashed potatoes and carved turkeys and chickens resting in Crock Pot jacuzzis connected to…

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Ride along with TEAM SDRT as we venture into the neighborhood to meet needs and get kids online and LEARNING. As we roll down the alley littered with scraps of plastic, discarded take-out and recent graffiti, we note the encampment one man experiencing homelessness has created just steps from their door. Which is also next…

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Our students are back in school, although it is online learning at home. We had a chance to share with our students at our Back to School Event that this round, things would be different. There will be much more instruction that is live, more work and mandatory attendance/assignments! Let’s suffice it to say it…

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Difference can be uncomfortable because it can spawn anxiety and fear of the unknown. One tutor named Maria was nervous about tutoring with SDRT because of the vast differences in language, culture, and experience that she had with our students. After tutoring, however, she learned that the differences were opportunities to be creative and that…

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