Since this project works by a reflective evolving assessment of needs, it is important to create protocols for what seems to be working. These are meant to be living documents that can be changed to fit the needs of the evolving situation.
Our first visit with Jason was great, and he sat down and helped the members of the Art Garage think of designs for desks as part of our first project. Then they carved their names in wood blocks with a Dremel tool. (I love a Dremel tool).
Yet, some of the boys who would be most well served by the project seemed to lose interest and left for some trampoline time. Basically, I can see now that these projects are still too big. It will take too long to get moving into action. The projects are still too far off in the distance, and no one got a chance to use any power tools.
When I created the initial plan, we were to start with two projects. Both of these I thought were small, but in reality, even those projects were probably too big. We needed smaller projects, things that need to be done anyway and that are common jobs any crew member might encounter. These small odd jobs can become our initial phase. Our initial phase project list, will become our phase two, and our phase two will be our phase three.
Evolve or Die as they say.
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