Volunteer Charlie Renison helps Rayzell Buick, 6, do a headstand during yoga class at the Yoga Gardens space Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Renison has been helping out in the gardens for five years. “The volunteers that come in here, they love it,” said Indigo Monae, who has many friends in the Chicago yoga community who regularly help out. “Like, the kids love it, they want hugs, they remember them by name. That’s why I like volunteers who can continuously come, because then like…a lot of people come into these kids’ lives and they just disappear. So, a volunteer like Charlie who can be here for a few years, is really good, because then they develop a connection, they develop a love, they feel safe, and they can talk to us.”

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