We have 4 Bens at TLC-ELC. BJ (Benjamin James) is one of our teachers. He started working at TLC-ELC when he was just 16. He worked through high school and then college, getting a degree in education, specializing in math. He worked full time for us until he was hired at a school in St. Paul. We only have him on summers now. Our second Ben started at TLC when was just 16 months old. He also started working for us when he turned 16 years old and is a solid part of our Adventure Club program. This fall he is going to college at NCC and will continue with us. We feel blessed that he isn’t moving away – yet. Our third Ben started when he was an infant in the Turtle room. He will be starting 5th grade at Normandale Hills this fall. He is the 4th child of a family that has been with us for about 17 years. When he leaves us next year it will leave a huge hole since that means his whole family has moved on. Maybe he will return when he is 16. Our youngest Ben is just 8 months old. He started in our Turtle room the week after one of our Turtles moved to Sioux Falls. We are a fortunate program to have this terrific family with us – and many more years of having a Ben. Do you have a special Ben in your life?