When a child reaches his/her hand onto my shoulder, I realize they have been captured to ‘learn’. My ability to enter a child’s world and to understand with empathy, their strengths or weakness is what I bring to the schools where I volunteer.
I love when I go to the Elementary School in the St. John’s County School District and work with the Kindergarten children.
Children gain confidence because I accept them for whom they are. They know I enjoy working with them
I provide my services totally free of charge! This is my way of giving back to my community.
ABOUT MJ HAYES
MJ Hayes is an award winning author who has a passion for inclusion. She writes books from the perspective of children who are blind and deaf, and also encourages children to eat well through her book 'Thumbs Up'.