Boxes upon boxes of food are everywhere. It is time to carry out operation Sack Pack Program at West Sioux High School. Four adults and ten students prepare to form an assembly line to make 350 sack packs for students in need, from kindergarten to twelfth grade. These students in need could go hungry over the weekend if it was not for these sack packs, which provide nutritious, healthy food. I had the privilege of speaking to one of the sack pack program directors.
As McMurtry has highlighted, it is about the people helping and giving back rather than pushing for their own individual gain. The purpose of the Salvation Army is to enlighten the community which they are attending to and persevere through the tough situations and reach a goal of creating a prosperous community, either in providing food or in any other way they can. In other words, it is there to help achieve a secure standpoint. The Salvation Army has had a major role in helping communities and many people, especially children. Due to its involvement, it has now become known all over the world due to its aiding efforts.
The organization aims to ‘balance the playing field’ between current conditions (rising homeless populations’) and desired conditions (everyone can be a functioning, productive member of society). By achieving this goal the nonprofit validates the ‘need’ for its organizations existence. The Salvation Army US (2018) describes the purpose/goals of their organization as follows: “We work with councils and local providers to cater to the immediate needs of people affected by homelessness, signposting other services they can access. We act as a bridge between vulnerable adults and the help they need by taking time to listen (The Salvation Army, 2018, paragraph 1).”
Here in the food court at the King of Prussia Mall begins my observation of humans in a social environment. Today is Friday and the time is 7 p.m. everyone is walking around with shopping bags looking to get something to eat. I sat near the Chik-fil-a store at the tables closest to the store. My observation was based on the age, race, social roles, economic status, conversation, and activity of the observers. Most people just walked by quickly not interested in eating at the restaurant.
As said previously said community service can boost a students mental health because while they are volunteering they can see that they are helping the community and having a positive impact on others. Many may ask what if a student is not ready, this will then give the student a warning that they may not be ready to graduate if they can not act and behave as a normal community service member. There are different ways of participating in community service varying from being a camp counselor to feeding soup to the homeless so students can find the option that suits them the
In the documentary of “Joe’s Place,” members of the community have stepped up to open their doors to teens and children that are in need of support in place of their parents. This house offers a positive home environment and encourages success in teens who were previously homeless and struggling. The boys in the documentary (Jeff, Fred, Steve, and Ty’re) have relocated to Joe’s Place because of family issues and parent absence in their
Bridshett, The agency you chose to evaluate has a lot of similarities with the agency I am evaluating. I am evaluating ForKids and like Intercept Youth Services they work with kids and their families. They focus more on homeless families, but the programs they offer are very similar. Although your agency does offer other services that I think are great, like the services they have for young mothers. I think it will be a good learning experience for you evaluating an agency that works with different populations.
Giving back is a way most show love to others. To volunteer means to freely take part in giving back to a community or person. Volunteering can range from helping someone with groceries to building a house for a family in need. Although most volunteer work benefits the person receiving help, there are many unexpected benefits that the volunteer experiences as well. Even though most do not expect these benefits, volunteering allows others to make new friends, explore career paths and provide mental and physical health.
SafeHouse offers youth positive alternatives to becoming victims of the streets” (Volunteer Match, N.d.). Services that are provided by Operation Safehouse include emergency sheltering, community day schools, and outreach programs such as Project Safe Place and Main Street Transitional Living Program. These services encompass core services such as food, education, clothing, rehabilitation, and counseling. By providing these various resources to those in need, this agency accomplishes their goal as a human service organization with their contributions to individuals and to their
So many people think that all the kids know how to work a dishwasher, fix up a car, how to change your oil, to make a meal, do laundry, or even write a check. Most kids these days don't even know how to start a washer or what a dish washer is either. It should not be like this. What happens when high schoolers go to college their first year? They don't know how to do anything and they always have to ask a friend or ask their parents how to do any of these things.
The narrative approach used in this research was key in that it provides an analytical approach to the voice of those who aren’t ever heard. Each participant described a life full of struggle, loss and economic injustices. Whether it was due to abuse, poverty or instability these stories reveal a part of life that many people don’t take the time to think about when seeing these youth living in the streets. In spite of their limitation the data revealed throughout this study shows how these homeless youth are still able to make light of their situations. Using their experiences and knowledge of self worth they are able to stay positive and strive for a better
Northeastern Illinois have a food pantry located in building E in room E50. The food pantry was founded by the student Advocacy Program. They have created an emergency relief system to support NEIU students experiencing food insecurity. The Student Food Pantry seeks donations of nonperishable items and personal hygiene products to help the students who is in need of them. These donations are a collaborative effort among NEIU faculty, staff, and students.
I come from a military background which required me to do a lot of traveling as a child. I lived in Sicily, Italy for about four and a half years before moving back to the United States. Living in two different countries made me flexibility and tolerant which allows me to adapt and respect others cultures while maintaining my own. These qualities proved to be beneficial this previous summer while studying abroad Japan. I find these qualities essential especially for someone seeking to teach abroad, I feel any great teacher should first be a student themselves.
1.) believe that I maintain the Four Pillars that National Honor Society is looking for in a student. I demonstrate Scholarship by getting good grades. Last year at the end of the 1st Semester, I had a 3.7 grade point average. During the 1st Semester, I was busy juggling The Musical, Drivers Ed, and Group Speech.
Volunteerism in Communities Fellowship, neighbors, and solidarity are just a few of the words that come to mind when thinking about community. Communities thrive on togetherness and support, and the best way to ensure the flourishing of these concepts is to get involved within the neighborhoods, towns, or communities that we live in. In his writing, “Bowling Alone: America’s Declining Social Capital”, Robert Putnam discusses the connection between social capital and community engagement. Putnam defines social capital as, “…features of social organization such as networks, norms, and social trust that facilitate coordination and cooperation for mutual benefits” (Putnam 182).