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My fiance and I are Big Bro/Big Sis to an underpriveledged 8 yr old girl. She's really dealt a tough card so we spend usually 2-3 days a month with her....taking her to the movies, dog park, swimming, the zoo, and helping her with homework, school, etc.|
It's a little awkward w/ her single mom. Her mom really doesn't give a sh1t about her kids, nor this mentor program...so she kinda has no involvement in it.
Our little sis informed us over the weekend that "her mom makes her wake up a few days a week at 2am (on school days) to work at the garden since it's extra money for her family"
The girl is 8 years old. She should not be working at all. Or working at 3am on a school day. And WTF is this "garden"?! I asked her what she gardens and she told me it's fruits and vegetables but it sounds very conspicuous that it's in the middle of the night....could be growing marijuana for all I know. Either way, this to me is completely unacceptable.
1) Do nothing
2) Say something to her mom, who already hates us and this program
3) Say something to the program
4) Call CPS now.
5) Something else?