New Beginnings | Twin Sisters Join BGC

We recently had the pleasure of welcoming two 5th-grade girls to our campus. These twin sisters have quickly captured the hearts of our staff with their infectious smiles and unwavering optimism. They perfectly embody the resilience of the children we serve and were excited to share how they have adjusted to life at BGC.

What was your first week like at BGC?

K: There were lots of kids around, and I wasn’t used to that. It was pretty loud my first week, but I like having so many friends to play with. There is always something to do.

S: I was scared having my own room for the first time. I have always shared a room with my sister so it was hard learning to be on my own at night, but I’m starting to like it now.

What was it like starting at a new school?

K: I was a little scared at first, but all of the adults have been really nice and made sure I felt comfortable in my new class. I have started to make new friends and that has helped a lot. 

S: It was hard starting over because I missed my old teacher and friends, but I’m starting to adjust and it’s not so bad.

What is your favorite thing about BGC?

K: We are on the same team for softball, and it is both of our first times playing it so I’m excited to get to do that with my sister. I think I’m going to try and play as many sports as possible. 

S: There is so much to do!

Have you learned anything new since being at BGC?

K: I have learned that it’s OK to be scared and that adults are there to help you. I have also learned that we can do hard things.

S: I have learned that sometimes you need someone to
talk to and that it’s OK to ask for help.

What would you say to a kid who might be coming to live at BGC?

K: I would let them know that it can be fun because you can try new things that you have never done before, and there will always be someone your age to hang out with.

S: I would tell them that it might be scary at first, but there is always someone to talk to and you don’t ever have to feel alone. 

What do you want to be when you grow up?

K: I want to be a nurse or firefighter because they get to
help people who need it.

S: I want to be an architect because I want to make sure that everyone who wants a home can have one.