Everyone’s coming to Lamton this Friday!

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

I hope you are all having a pleasant Wednesday so far! This is a reminder that we will be having our weekly tutoring session this Friday from 6-8pm at TAFM.

Last week, 21 students and 13 tutors attended Lamton. It was a very cozy environment to work in but one could tell that both tutors and students alike were ready for the upcoming winter break!

Thus, we will not be having a tutoring session on Friday, December 26th. Please enjoy your break, everyone!
The Lamton Board

Serving with Lamton

When Lamton said that they were taking us to a homeless shelter, I was intrigued and even a little excited to go; since it was my first time going to a homeless shelter. I have to say that it was a great experience and that it wasn’t at all what I expected. In the days leading up to the field trip, I thought about what it would be like. I expected lots of kids running around, and all the people living together in one room. You could say I thought that the place would be “poor.” This tells you I watch way too many movies. When Lamton got there, (the homeless shelter was called: People serving People) we checked in, and went through security, which I hadn’t expected but wasn’t surprised to see. From there we split into two groups and did our assigned jobs. I worked on beautifying.

I was assigned to sweep all the floors from 4-10, clean windows, and mopping. Even though it was housekeeping work, I had fun talking and working alongside my peers. My partner, Tenzin Wangdu (SAHS 9th Grade), and I kept each other entertained, so it went by fast. We even got to interact a little with the residents there. Even though it was a lot of work, if I had a chance, I would definitely do it again.

In the end, we got the work done and it felt pretty good knowing that we had helped beautify the place. It felt even better because the head of housekeeping at the shelter was pretty happy that we had done so much work. When we got our Hi-C juice boxes, the tears and sweat were all worth it (just kidding, it wasn’t that hard). I think I’ve said it about three times already, and I will say it again; I had a lot of fun! I am so thankful that I got his opportunity and hope that  I will get the chance to do things like this again.


Tenzing Sakya

9th Grader
Irondale High School

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

I know it’s a little cold today, but it’s much better than the weather we had yesterday!  In any case, I just wanted to remind you all that we have a Lamton tutoring session this Friday from 6-8pm at the TAFM community center. Please join us for a wonderful night filled with homework, conversation and fun!

Last Week’s Updates:
Last Saturday, we had 26 students and 7 tutors attend. We worked for an hour and then played charades for the second hour. It was amazing fun.
Last Sunday, we had 9 students and 4 tutors who went to People Serving People, the largest and family-focused shelter in Minnesota. It was a great experience, and I’m sure we’ll continue with our volunteer work in the next years to come.
Upcoming Events:
Dec. 20- Lâmtön’s dinner fundraiser @ TAFM time: TBD
Join us for dinner and lots of fun! We’ll have games, karaoke, a momo eating contest and wonderful performances! All mentors and tutors will have free dinner! There will be a minimal entrance fee for everyone else. Please bring everyone you can to the dinner so that we’re able to keep funding Lamton and the work that we’re doing for our community!