There have been some changes in the way I will do things this summer; I will be having more of a job-training feel to the program. As part of that, I will be teaching them how to make and market their own craft products through Hope For Healing.Org. It will be a good experience for all of us involved, I think, to craft and see the products of our labors enjoyed by other people.
It is possible to watch their self-esteem rise when they make something and know they've done well; nothing quite captures it. This is why I love my work.