Maria G.'s Notebook
This journal represents finding my second family.
When I arrived in Arizona as an exchange student, I struggled to learn English and make friends. I desperately missed my family. But my host family was determined to help me.
They included me in all aspects of their life and community. It helped me spread my wings and feel like this was a second home.
I kept a log of my entire journey coming from Chile, the highs and lows. I always remember that journey in my work as a school social worker. We all need a helping hand to help us find our place. I want to help students get the support they need the way my host family did for me.
We can create a more welcoming nation. Here’s how