Chatina Thompson has two children who attended the Summer Literacy Camps at Clayton Homes with The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation.
"My kids are so intrigued with this program. The first thing I woke up to this morning was, "Mommy, can we go to the community building for school today?" My kids love learning," said Chatina. "I love to take them to anything I can. But, many parents in this community are not like that. Many mothers just sit on the couch watching TV, and their children just go play. It makes me want to just go knock on their doors and say, hey, there is a literacy camp going on!"
After asking what her thoughts on the literacy problem in Houston was, Chatina replied, "The problem that is going on is not located inside the schools, but in the outside community. We need to fix the outside community, so we can fix the bigger problem. The biggest thing that we need to do is pay more attention to our children. We need to provide them with the learning materials that they need and make them excited to go to summer camps."