At the end of each session, Habimah puts on a performance for all the camps (during the day) and for the parents (during the evening). Throughout the summer, I assisted our camp supervisor with many tasks such as creating the playbill. I also helped with choreographing the dances, which consisted of many genres from ballet to hip-hop. Most importantly, I aided campers with anything they needed such as, taking them to the nurse, providing support if they were having a bad day, and anything else they needed. My favorite part of being a counselor was getting to know the campers and being the best counselor to them.
I was going to school everyday putting a smile on my face like everything was fine but once school was over the depression kicked back in. In my homelessness the lesson I learned is there are many less fortunate and hungry people in the world. . When the opportunity presented itself after my years of homelessness it was affirmed that my passion in life was to be a servant giving back to them that are in need. My actions lead me to go out and explore many missions serving homeless children, men, and women.
We didn't know anyone there everyone was like a stranger to us but not for long. Weeks went by and we made friends at our new church it was great. It was nice meeting new people and getting to know them. In order to be a member of youth group you must be willing to sacrifice your space and time for the benefits of others whether it is having weekly meetings, giving up weekends for volunteering or keeping track of fundraisers and money. The first way I fit into the church community is by going to the
A personal life experience is when my church goes to feed the homeless (every other saturday) my mom and I make food and take it along with us. It feels good to help people who are less fortunate. Finally, after reading the novel The Catcher in the Rye I have been able to relate to Holden in many ways. Just like Holden, I say what comes to my mind, I get anxious when things change and I have to deal with things I am not used too and I like being around kids. I am also a teen just like Holden who is trying to live in this world full of
He became my best friend, took me to school, came to my sports and we would talk for along time at night he became someone I could talk to and ask for advice from. Suddenly that all had to change, I came home from school excited to hang out with him but when I arrived his car wasn’t there. We didn’t hear from him until a couple days later and it turned out he had been fired from his job and drove back to nebraska. It was hard on me because it was so unexpected and I had grown very close to him I wasn’t ready for him to go. Today my brother is still someone who inspires my future and gives me advice for the hard times.
Therefore, I never learned to do things on my own, especially important events like obstacles and challenges. Having a younger sister allowed me to take care of myself without others assisting me the whole way through and to watch out for others. I slowly adjusted to the “role model” my parents wanted me to become, someone my younger sister could to look up to. I began helping my family in numerous ways such as entertaining my younger sister, feeding her, and keeping her away from potential hazards. I, like many older siblings, am committed to helping younger peers grow and adjust to the high school life by giving advice and comfort.
If you’re looking for an inspiring book, “The Color of Water”, by James McBride is the book for you, because it shows the true struggles of immigrants and black people in America in the 20th century. The story is a split plot which shows the life story of Ruth McBride and her son James McBride. James McBride is son to his Polish Jewish Immigrant mother named Ruth and his biological black father, Andrew Dennis McBride. James’ father died of lung cancer while Ruth was pregnant with him, but James’ biological father is relevant to the story because in Ruth’s timeline he plays an important role of helping her start off her life in New York City. At the beginning of reading the book I got confused, but towards the end of the book I realized that
Personal fulfillment, a flexible schedule, making proper connections, and just enjoying life have always been something I’ve strived for, but have never been above money in my personal hierarchy. As much as I still adore that plan, my mind, like most things, went through a small altercation. When I first attended Kirkwood this previous fall, I landed a work-study position working for the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Cedar Rapids. I was assigned to Hoover elementary. Like any other job, I was provided a schedule.
I grew up in a nice neighborhood, I go to a private school, and I have luxuries too. Fortunately, I was raised in an environment where I don’t have to work to support my family or pray that one day I can go to college because I am lucky to be able to afford it. However, Pies go bad if they sit out for too long. There are many people who grow up a good pie and throw their life away because they never go to college and live off their parents, or they turn to drugs and alcohol to solve their internal problems. On the flip side, tastebuds change, and what once tasted bad, can eventually taste good.
Sometimes we even forget that they still exist in our world. I have had the privilege of aiding my mother in my school 's childcare center for the past two years. Because of the way my school runs, I sometimes have a free class period to spend there. There is nothing like being able to take a break from school and all it entails to spend with young children. When I watch them, I can 't help but wish that I could go back to when I was that
We volunteer to help set up whenever there is a fair in Rockford. We helped organize the parking lots when the LPGA was in town. We visit the elementary schools in the area to be positive role models for the children. As a group of teenage boys, our team has an atmosphere that is very joking and fun; not leaving much room for serious talks if a teammate is going through a tough time. To make up for
I had ideas, but I didn’t have anything I was extremely passionate about yet. My junior year, while I was going through a rough patch in my life, I started to work at a daycare to get my mind off things and make a couple extra dollars. After only a couple shifts at the daycare, my passion was incredibly clear… teaching children. I was able to help children who needed me and it made me feel an incredible sense of worth at a time when I felt worthless. The way their problems were so small, the way they smile endlessly, and the way they were so innocent and untouched by the troubles of the world made me want to always be around them.
Before 10th grade, I had an insufficiently rigorous course load to yield a competitive GPA. After taking the most rigorous classes for a year and boosting my GPA, I have decided to help my classmates tackle the competition at my school by helping them organize their schedules and classes for future academic years. I have reached out to these classmates through class projects and tutoring sessions. So far, I have helped about five teenagers become competitive. I have also frequently volunteered at a local food pantry.
The summer going into my Junior year of high school, I started volunteering at a retirement community called The Legacy down the road. I helped out by playing games with residents, talking to them, and helping with the weekly socials where we serve treats like pie and ice cream. Not many of my friends understood why I would take the time out of my day and spend it at The Legacy. To answer their question, it is because many of the residents at The Legacy do not have family nearby and have not seen their children, sisters, brothers, etc. in many years, so even a simple conversation with them can really brighten their day.
These items include toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, and any other necessity they do not always have access to. My church works with the church of Elk Creek to set up for the camp a few days before it begins. When camp starts, my fellow youth members and I assumed the role of summer camp counselors for the children of the Elk Creek area. Many children there do not have all the luxuries that we have back in Garner, so the experience was very eye opening. For many of the campers, this is the only event they have all summer long.