Classes at the institute finish at 10 pm and the students begin making their way home. Some travelling as far as 5 hours each way and the majority at least an hour commute. Those of us that live in the same section of the city, walk the 7 blocks to the subway station and take the subway northeast. It's 30 to 50 minutes more of time together and we take advantage of it as part of our role as mentors.
In the photo above Annette waits with David Killy, one of the first graduates from the Youth Leadership Institute. This pic is taken at around 11:00 pm at the train station where, after the subway ride, we wait with him for his train to arrive (and as you can see below, it arrived).
Though our workday is a bit out of whack, we thoroughly appreciate the opportunity to invest of lives in these 20-something and 30-something youth leaders from all over the city and continent.