New Orleans mother finds save haven

DSC_4479As a mother of twins growing up in a tough urban setting, Christine Watler understood the challenges her sons faced as African American males. She knew the statistics – too many young men going to jail or getting killed – and it scared her.

“I didn’t want to be one of those parents on the news crying.” Christine was determined to get Machi and Malachi into a school that would provide them with a challenging learning environment and the foundation to become successful young men.

In The Good Shepherd School Nativity Mission School, Christine has found that safe haven where her sons can excel. “I feel like I’m saving their lives.”

Now in the third grade, Machi and Malachi are thriving. “The Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School is an amazing, family oriented community where kids get one-on-one attention. That’s what I love about it.”

“I feel like I’m saving their lives.”