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Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am

Editor's Note 6/12/14

 The Compass after-school program for homeless and low-income children this week marked the end of the school year by recognizing the dozens of volunteers who give an afternoon a week to being a guiding presence in the lives of children. The program, finishing its third year, has grown from one site serving children from Dubois school, to seven sites serving more than 200 children from seven schools. At churches near their schools the children have a snack, do their homework, learn a “life skill” and get a good supper before heading back to their sometimes unstable homes. The volunteers were honored, but the children deserve awards too – for putting up with adults who can’t explain third-grade math and are clueless about popular culture for eight-year-olds. A kid has a way of recognizing when an adult is lost. By asking an old guy to come sit by her, she can make his whole day. –Fletcher Farrar, editor and publisher

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