I teach visual arts and received a grant for $1,000 for art supplies for my students. I made packages for each of my students and took a drive through Cambria Heights and Queens Village to drop off supplies at each student's home.
In the same way we thanked our police, firefighters and EMS workers after 9/11, we are going to have to thank our doctors, nurses and medical personnel who are on the front line of this virus worldwide.
There’s a certain seriousness and maturity in the manner in which such students approach their work that was often missing in traditional academia. When students see employment and financial possibilities as their goal, they are innately motivated.