Challenging for me because I am documenting a place/time in someone’s life that can have an effect on the rest of their life. Gratifying for me because I have the knowledge that can aid someone in bettering their life. This internship that I have embarked is not just to fulfill a requirement at school, but to better me as a person and professional. The Focus Center is a community based organization that believes in the ABCD model which is identified as Asset Based Community Development. This model translates into utilizing the resources within the community to establish positive
Since I will be leaving Jacksonville to go to college in Fayetteville, the only thing I can do for my old city is encourage its citizens to continue to better the city. There is so much I can and will do in my new college community. I will initiate conversations about things that need to improve, encourage students to strive to make a difference, and volunteer around the campus whenever the opportunity is given. The future excites me and I am ready to become an active member of a new community. I have a lot of hope in the future of our developing community because of all the students recently inducted into the National Honor Society and the active adults always ready to lend a helping hand.
Eventually, I will move past this and thrive in a social setting once more, but until then I will continue to work towards my goals while building myself back up. This is partially why I am applying to the Integrated Social Sciences degree. I believe that this is the best fit for my learning style, and I know I will be able to apply myself fully to this major. The largest part of this decision, however, is the knowledge of learning about different cultures. Being raised multi-ethnic, I was entranced by cultures around the world because I found a familiarity in the traditions of others that I did not find growing
I feel that it is important to educate and uplift the community, which hopefully, in return, will make them more self-sufficient and resilient than ever before. With this momentum, I plan to educate and advocate with them to make more sound decisions that will help them in the long run; for generations to come. I believe that African-American/Black culture is such a unique culture and an important culture to American culture, as we know it today. Its culture and the people within it should be treated as such and granted the same opportunities and choices as
It can boost their self confidence. Through community service, students can grow their problem solving skills. Community service also teaches teamwork and responsibility. Volunteering can also teach leadership and communication skills. It can make the students more accountable and disciplined.
Being a first time degree scholar, a degree has been overlooked by those in my family.Those surrounding me don 't know the meaning of a degree or the benefits and how this would affect my life. Being a hispanic scholar has also given me the chance to put more effort in what i do in order to surpass the stereotypical aspects of my culture when it comes to education. As i work for a degree i will be on my way to building a better future for myself and family. Having a degree will give me a competitive advantage and will allow me to professionally help others. My education and career goal is to obtain a degree in providing health care.
I plan on furthering my education through college, and while working to complete my studies, I plan on using my leadership skills and passion to promote social justice on campus. Although I don’t know what lies ahead, I am excited. I will walk bravely into this new journey with my eyes bright and head held high, ready to soak in every moment as a learning
Without going through the process, not only would I not know how to start my own business, but I would also not have been able to meet the person I ended up marrying to, not have been able to rekindle relationships with family and friends, and not understand the feeling of immense gratitude and sense of achievement I do now with building new products I care about from scratch and watching them benefit other people’s lives. This appreciation of processes and journeys is fundamental to why I now truly urge anyone to also go after their dreams. And while pursuing dreams, value the processes and enjoy the moment as they come. It is through this, that life can start feeling like
I would go to college because I would know that my future is ensured and that i will be able to receive a job more easily since competition is growing. My education has always been something i value and i have always had a desire to learn more and gain more knowledge that i can apply to the real world. College helps you become independent and find your true calling. Its an important part of growing up and will help you find out what you want to do in life.
As an Honors student, I feel is it important to have a strong cultural understanding of others. Because I have never been out of the country before, my exposure to other cultures has been limited by borders. The Honors Trip will allow me to expand my horizons beyond just American culture, which is important to my understanding and acceptance of others. Leadership and independence are two important qualities for Honors Students to possess. By going on this trip, I hope to further develop both my leadership skills as well as my independence.