We gather in the evenings, around a long fold-up table on the concrete slab we call “the patio.” One of the teens is designated the secretary for that night, and he writes in a notebook.
Eight teenaged boys.
Countless teenaged issues.
How do you deal with adolescence in a crowded, third-of-an-acre orphanage? The very backbone of adolescence is spreading out, isn’t it? Testing new boundaries? Finding new friends? Discovering yourself?
How do you manage that when the setting stays the same, the school stays the same, the other kids stay the same, and life itself stays the same?
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