Community service does not only have a profound impact on our community, but the impact it has on the individual people is even greater. The concept of community service has always been something that I grew up with, and now that I am older I better understand how important community service is for society. I have participated in community service activities. Starting in elementary school, I helped feed the homeless and rescue animals. Even with my wide range of volunteer experience, it was difficult to find an activity that would be meaningful and fulfill my thirty-hour obligation for my senior project.
During my first semester, I kept toying with the idea of going back home. I was enrolled as a full-time student, working over 20 hours a week, and I was deprived of my loved ones. I had convinced myself that I could not do it and I was struggling with school and meeting others, which was not me. I am an extroverted individual according to my results from the Jung Typology test. However, things began to look up for me when finals week approached.
There are people like me that step in and try to help them out to best of our abilities. Young people helping in the community can help our society because there are times that there are even some adults that don’t even want to help out around the community, so there are some people that are depending on young people to come and become leaders in the community and help others out so they can be examples to others that anything is possible if you take the time and try your best. It doesn’t even have to talk a lot of people to do community services. It can just take that one person that wants to help out to come forth and help our community. This is not the only way that young people can help our
Challenges to Student Success Starting college is a big step in each student’s life. All students face challenges when going to college, and not all of them succeed. Reference 1 (year) cites a report from the National Center for Education Statistics which states that only 56% of students who begin college in the next year will receive a degree within six years. That rate is even lower for African Americans (39%) and Hispanics (49%). Students who are over 24, self-supporting, working full time, and who are raising families are nontraditional students.
It is not only because of the big influence on children mentioned above, but also for the sake of self-development. Rarely do we have the chance of getting to know children’s life in such remote area, neither do we communicate with them in depth. Thanks to my change of thought in the lunch break, in this trip I got to know many facts that beyond my expectation. For example, children can be satisfied so easily regardless of the poor facilities, and many of them got used to the hard life while strive for a better
Being a teen mother was super hard I just couldn't keep up with my homework anymore. I also had to think what was more important and I knew it was my son, It was starting to get harder for me money wise, so I decided to get a babysitter and a job. One year later I was making decent money wisely and got used to being a mom. There were times I would struggle slightly, but one
In many high schools around the world it is mandatory to complete a certain number of community service before graduation. This pressure put on students makes them participate in the service, only because they have to and not because they want to. Community service loses its value when enforced on people. This is for the reason that community service is voluntary work “volunteering is described as an unpaid activity where someone gives their time to help a not-for-profit organization or an individual who they are not related to” (Voluntary Action Rothaham). From the definition given, volunteering is giving out time without getting anything in return (except perhaps pure satisfaction).
I 've learned new lessons every day and strategies to better myself as a student. These last four years of high school was a huge impact on my life because it 's getting you prepared for the next step into your career- your future and experiencing this change of becoming an adult has made me a better person/student. As a student about to graduate, I keep on learning many things and still will these upcoming months, but looking back to my freshman year I have grown into an independent woman who knows that it will be tough after high school. Therefore, I am ready to face the challenges that lie ahead as a soon to be freshman in college. As a student, there are always going to be courses that I excel at and others where I need more help.
Since I am still studying, there is still time for me to do my personal development training. First of all, majority of people are unable to reach their goals comes down to one factor which is the lack of motivation. I am also in the majority, I always lack motivation in doing a lot of things. However, now it is the time to change. I would need to get a boost of confidence as confidence helps in building motivation.
Bronson (2012) expresses the significance of self-regulation as a foundation to build the students to become self- directed learners (Copple, 2012). I’ve always tried to target my students to become independent and responsible for learning, especially since for most of them are fresh in a classroom setting. At this age, my students have not fully built on their self- control and social competence. They haven’t mastered the concept, as they are still learning, but I can see some improvements since they first started. They have shown that they are able to control their behavior in the classroom setting (p. 97); however, they lack the ability to exhibit self-control when they are outside the classroom.