Harper, a first grade student at Madrona Elementary, was referred to our School Outreach Coordinator, Precious Yarborough, last year. He was encouraged to join Precious’ friendship group because it could help with his shyness.

Over the past two years, Harper and the group have been working on their friendship skills. Harper has shown a commitment to the group attending faithfully in person as well as consistently attending via Zoom over the last year. Harper has grown considerably, demonstrating his confidence and interacting with his peers. The highlight of the year was the group’s paint night party with Seattle Paint Party and trying yoga for the first time. By the end of the year, Harper even decided to enter the talent show where he recorded a video of himself drawing a picture.