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  • Grade: 2nd
  • Age: 8
  • At HOPE Farm for: Less than a year
  • Likes to: Help his mom cook tacos
  • Wants to be: A better leader

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Scotty: Yes.

HF: Talk to me…

Darrion: I want to work at McDonald’s.

HF: McDonald’s? Why is that?

Darrion: Because you get to cook, and I think cooking is fun.

The Boys - DarrionHF: You like to cook? Do you cook at home?

Darrion: I help my momma with the ingredients and other things…

HF: What do you cook?

Darrion: Like…sloppy joes, spaghetti, nachos…

HF: Do you have a specialty?

Darrion: What’s that?

HF: A specialty is something you’re really, really good at making.

Darrion: Tacos.

HF: Tacos are your specialty?

Darrion: Yes, sir…because it’s easy. All you have to cook is ground beef…

HF: You know that they don’t serve tacos at McDonald’s, right?

Darrion (wide-eyed): Uh, oh.

HF: Uh, oh….

Darrion (smiling): Taco Bell.

HF: How long have you been going to HOPE Farm.

Darrion: I started in September, I think.

HF: So…less than a year. Do you like it so far?

Darrion: Yes, sir.

HF: What do you like about it?

Darrion: Rec (recreation time).

HF: What do you do during recreation time?

Darrion: I play ball, like soccer, football, basketball…

HF: What’s your second favorite part about HOPE Farm?

Darrion: Bible study.

HF: Do you learn anything in Bible study?

Darrion: Yes, sir. About Jesus and Abraham.

HF: What else have you learned here since September?

Darrion: To say “yes, sir” and “yes, ma’am.”

HF: You do a good job with that. You’ve got good manners.

Darrion: Thank you.

HF: What man at HOPE Farm do you most want to be like?

Mr. MossDarrion: Mr. Moss.

HF: Why?

Darrion: Because he leads people.

HF: What does that mean?

Darrion: He’s a leader. He’s good all the time and he does the things he’s supposed to do.

HF: Is that how you are? Do you do things you’re supposed to do?

Darrion: Sometimes.

HF: Are you a leader in your classroom?

Darrion: A little tiny bit.

HF: What does that mean? A little tiny bit?

Darrion: That means that I don’t lead a lot.

HF: Do you want to lead more?

Darrion: Yes, sir.

HF: How do you accomplish that?

Darrion: By not talking…not pushing or kicking or punching…

HF: Will you be able to do that?

Darrion: Yes, sir.

HF: Tell me something else about your self. You like to help your mom cook tacos. You want to work at McDonald’s because you like to cook…

Darrion (interrupting): Remember…I meant to say Taco Bell.

HF: Oh, yeah…What else?

Darrion: I have four dogs…I like to play Legos….I like to take baths…I like to take my vitamins every morning when I wake up….

HF (interrupting): And you want to be a better leader?

Darrion: Yes, sir – because I think it’s a good thing to do. So I can grow up and lead people.

HF: How would you lead them?

Darrion: If they are bad, I could help turn them into good people.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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