sonia -5a

You are Sonia, a 14-year-old living in Germantown, MD. Your mother has been a single parent and sole financial support for you and your 3 younger brothers. You are responsible for your brothers’ after-school and weekend care while your mom works, which means you can’t hang out with your friends then. Also, you don’t have time or energy for your homework, which leaves you with poor grades and damaged self-esteem. Do you

fully attend school classes,                                              or        do you use that time to skip school and hang out with your friends at a nearby park?