March #SOL17 Day 2
Her: “Yeah, we call them Racetrack Kids.”
Me: “Huh? You call them what?”
Her: “Racetrack Kids. They are displaced kids who live above the stables at the local racetrack.”
Me: “What will happen to him? He is 13 years old and has no one. His mother was never prepared to take him in. His father refused to take him in. His grandparents live 2,000 miles away. How will he survive?”
Her: “We are going to do whatever it takes to make sure this child stays in our school district – with the only support system he knows. My Assistant Superintendent said we will transport him by cab from as far as 3 hours away if we have to. We are visiting him daily bringing him clothes and reminding him that we love him.
Us: “We will not give up. This kid is worth it. Let’s do this.”