City Year volunteer Hannah Smith reports on the after-school matches she helps run at the Condon School in South Boston:
All the tables have been moved aside to create an open space, and line up along opposite walls. Students stare intently, leaning forward with one foot out in front like runners at the starting line. Strewn on the floor between them are hundreds of marshmallows. No one blinks. The tension is palpable. A corps member steps forward, raises her arm, "Ready … Get set …"
Students rock back-and-forth in anticipation.