Character is a culmination of traits that make up a well-rounded person, such as being altruistic or possessing comradeship. Examples of both my character and ability to serve present themselves in Color Guard and Softball. Leadership is present in the two years I served as captain of the Black History Quiz Bowl. My duties included motivating my team and helping them study while simultaneously memorizing my own information and being the official spokesperson for the team. Being captain required me to help my team after hours as well as provide insight on to them on how best to prepare for the competition.
Garrett hoped to move the Black Student Movement from the larger community to a more focused, younger group within a campus setting. He made a bet with former members of the SNCC that his ultimate goal was to build a Black Student Movement on a predominately white campus. Through his work, within two years Black student demonstrations occurred as sit in demonstrations on ninety percent of college campuses. Within his first
My role would be to bring new ideas and perspectives that will benefit the community as a whole. Throughout high school, I have gained skills in organizing events to address issues that were affecting the students. As ASB vice president, I took the time to listen to the ideas of members who represented several groups on campus. In our meetings, the topic of Black History month came up. Considering that our community was predominantly African American and Hispanic, I knew the importance of celebrating both cultures.
STPA is a good school because of its academic curriculum and courses. Also at STPA you will find teachers who have a passion for teaching and strive to push their students to success. I’m writing this letter for you to learn more about my school and so that I can soon learn about you and your school too! STPA is located in a city south of the Mexican border, called Edinburg, TX. During school, I am in Spirit Club.
At my high school, most people believe that being Hispanic means you are from Mexico. As an officer in my school’s Hispanic Society, I work to educate fellow students that being Hispanic includes many nationalities and cultures. Both of my parents are from Guatemala, and my Hispanic heritage is strong. This is why I participate in Hispanic Society. Our missions are to educate others on the Latino cultures; to represent fellow Hispanic students when issues come before school administrators; and to facilitate community service efforts.
The time that I become aware of my cultural identity was when was in elementary school when I heard my parent talking to my brothers about how society work for African American and that the laws not the same for us and everybody else. That we have to be 2x better, smart, and hard work to be on the same level as everybody else. The benefit being African American is being capacity to rebound from setbacks and become stronger in the broken places, a passion for life and having high energy in a creative way to meeting life’s challenge and being categorized and being able to prove people wrong. Some of the name that I heard people called African American is Black, nigga, Nigger, color person, people of color, and monkey. The one that are acceptable in my opinion is African American, Black, People of color and the unacceptable one is nigga, nigger, color person and monkey.
Youth program providers work extremely hard to offer services that they believe will enhance the lives and future prospects of African-American male youth. But how can they be sure that their program is having the intended impact? How can funders and policy makers ensure that their investments in programs are paying off in substantially improved outcomes for these youth and their communities? In order to determine which strategies providers should implement to effectively serve the needs of African American young adults, I sought evidence based research recommendations for best practices. As I reviewed numerous studies on this topic, four major themes emerged.
I chose to write about the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. because I am very interested in the history. I have heard many things about the African American Greek life and I want to learn more. I feel that being on campus here at Oklahoma State University, I need to take advantage of the African American organizations offered here in Stillwater. Not just yet, as a freshman, am I going to pledge for anything
During my time with the club I often met with Kiwanis (A organization of volunteers), soon I learned that Kiwanis created The Key club to give high school students an opportunity to serve their community. I also uncovered that The Georgia Institute of Technology also enjoys a Kiwanis club. In terms of service I believe that through community service, I may make a positive contribution to Georgia Tech upon arrival. I am very excited to join Kiwanis in college. I have always served locally, but I am exuberant to assist broader
Chester County, Pennsylvania’s public education system afforded me the opportunity for an enriched academic experience, as well as an opportunity to connect socially with people of all different races. Coming from a family who pushed academics, I always found myself to be one, of three black students in my honors and AP classes. I believed I could not relate with the majority of black students socially and academically, which is why I separated myself from them. In the rise of my freshman year I joined the Black Student Union (BSU) hoping to learn more about black culture and acquire new relationships with my black peers. Fortunately, the mission of the BSU was to create awareness about black culture, in hopes to diminish prejudice not only in the school but also in the community.
Furthermore many people agree with standardized testing because it is a way to hold schools accountable for their academic performance. It would have been nice to hear why standardized testing was created in the first place and a brief blurb as to why it is still deemed important today. One of the group members said that he would have wished they had more time to go over the affects of education in the black community for all of those that then attend college. I too would have liked to know how those issues that begin in preschool now begin to factor in to some of the things that many black college students deal with today. Not just for
I have gone to school in Elcho my whole life. Elcho has given me countless chances to participate in everything. As a current member of student council, Students against destructive decisions ( SADD), Forensics, Cheerleading, and Golf, I value these opportunities. Extra curricular activities have taught me to be responsible, work with a team, and untimely made my highschool career one to remember. Being so involved in high school has forced me to be responsible.
Stereotypes upon High School Every high school is going to have their different cliques, which is where you tend to find yourself. There’s many different ways for students to find their place. Many student join clubs and activities through this they find people who are interested in the same activities as them, students bond on these activities and usually become good friends. Cliques in high school existed in the beginning and they still exist up to this day. For example, there the popular group, the jocks, the nerds, and the fakes.
For the past three years, I have been open to various networks of connections through school and school clubs. For example, becoming a Key Club officer enriched my skills in communication with other students, teachers, and those in my community. By enhancing my communication skills, I have learned how to interact and work with different people to achieve a common goal. With these skills, I learned to set myself apart from the traditional standards by finding myself and developing my own unique characteristics. High school has been an amazing opportunity for me to gain experience and grow as an individual.