This September we returned to school with the great news that the room we facilitate Homework Club in would be our very own for the year and so with giddy delight, we scrubbed, washed, bleached, and reorganized every little nook and cranny until it felt like a reflection of us – simple and welcoming. On our first day back, I opened the door at 3pm to a slew of youth eager to settle back into their routine. Bags slung on the floor, eager to fill up on snacks and a get a good seat with friends. As always, there was the shy newcomer who just wanted to check it out and get a feel for what we do. In most instances, we find they return again and again until its commonplace, just a typical part of their daily routine that can’t be missed.