Kansas City Tutor Sewed Masks for Fellow Service Members As They Returned to the Classrooms

At the Literacy Lab, our Tutors and Fellows go above and beyond for the students we serve and for their fellow service members. Our educators continue to demonstrate inspiring resilience as they help students achieve literary excellence, despite the difficulties many of them have faced in their personal lives due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

When Tutors and Fellows began to transition to in-person tutoring, staff members from the Kansas City region assembled PPE kits for Tutors to maintain a safe and clean space. Abigial Morrow, a first grade Tutor at the time, realized how uncomfortable and sometimes irritating disposable masks can be so she offered to sew washable cloth masks. This selfless act by Abigail helped ensure her colleagues had masks that fit well and could be worn all day.

Abigail–like many of our educators– continues to show a deep commitment to supporting the growth and development of the students we serve, and to The Literacy Lab’s mission. Abigail is a returning Tutor, and is teaching second grade for the 2021-22 school year. She developed an interest in education after traveling to Spain post college as an Au Pair.  She taught her host family’s children English, and has brought her passion for education to The Literacy Lab, to help the children in her own community.

As an organization, we recognize the passion our Tutors and Fellows bring to their work and how much of themselves they give every day to support students. You can help us support these future educators today by donating to the Johnson-Dillon Fund. Your donations go directly to providing basic needs support, college scholarship funds, and mental health support in partnership with Talkspace.