My favorite part of being a counselor was getting to know the campers and being the best counselor to them. I have attended the JCC since I was in Kindergarten, I always wanted to be in Habimah and when I got the chance, I never wanted to leave. Unfortunately, there comes a point when you have to graduate and move on. My way of moving on was becoming a counselor and giving back to the campers what was always given to me. This summer really impacted me as a person because seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces, taught me that community service does change this world for the
The Atlantic County Library is also somewhere I volunteer; helping young children read books and organizing craft days on the weekends. It is a duty for every high school student to contribute to their society to make the community around us a better
I found out he is four years old, has a twin brother, can spell his name and count to ten in English and in Spanish. From this short exchange, I knew Khalil would become my student of choice for the literacy project. Our first session took place during a period of day in pre-kindergarten classroom called, “Choice Time.” I met with Khalil for 20 minutes over in the writing area as he held a big red pencil making lines on a yellow piece of
“The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students,” as reported by nhs.us. I am truly honored to be part of this organization, as are some of my classmates. Although there are many requirements when determining who is chosen for NHS and who isn’t, the main requirements are academics, character, leadership, and service. I personally believe I fulfill all of those requirements. One of my top priorities throughout high school is to earn good grades, which can be difficult when I’m involved in many things.
Terrified. The only emotion that I felt as I walked into my third new elementary school as I started my third grade year. My parents moved me to Greenfield after one and a half years of J.B. Watkins, and one and a half years at Kyrene de la Paloma before that. On the first day of school, I walked in and saw Mrs. Richardson’s bright smiling face as she welcomed me and all of my new classmates into her classroom. A large section for all of our desks took up half of the classroom and on the other half of the classroom, our backpack hooks, lunchbox cubies, and a large rug where we would sit and read.
While reading the novel, many previous experiences altered my reaction to the text. Three notable examples where personal factors altered how I reacted to the book were, my childhood, my experience with different families at the dinner table, and my experience trying to teach. My experience with my cousins visiting during holidays allowed me to further connect with Scout and her excitement of Dill visiting. During primary school, every summer holidays my cousins would come and visit my Sister and me. The week they stayed was usually among the most enjoyable weeks of the year.
It was not until my senior year in high school that I wrote my first thesis paper. Since then as an adult, I have made a point to increase my reading and writing abilities. I do not exactly remember when during my childhood that reading started to become a struggle for me. However, I do remember as early as third grade having to leave my classroom to go to another building for tutoring in reading. As I progressed through the years, the school eventually separated the
Throughout the four years of high school, I have completed a total of 85 service hours. Although I only needed 80 for graduation. I have volunteered at the soup kitchen, cheered on runners at charitable marathons and helped with collecting and sending supplies to the hurricane Harvey victims. I plan on volunteering throughout the year, and hopefully the rest of my life. Now that I am a senior its seems like the first day I walked through Westside’s front doors was just months ago, but really it has been four whole
According to an expert, “ A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp.” Maybe that is what my parents were thinking? I was at Miracle Camp in Lawton, Michigan in June of 2015. Miracle Camp in a Christian camp for anyone who wants to deepen their love and understanding of the Lord. You can accomplish all of this while having the most fun you have ever had! I went with a few of my genuine close friends so I was able to grow closer to the Lord with some friends at my side.
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.
Cathy was a man in touch with his spirituality, and so was his wife, Jeanette. He was always giving money to good organizations, usually created by Christians with a good heart. He’s known for having over 150 foster children and taking kids home to his house for dinner. He led a youth ministry at his church, helping young men to go on the right path in life. He established almost 20 foster homes within his lifetime (homes that house a group of foster kids), and made it his goal to guide the youth in the path of God and the church.
Eventually, I learned that I love spending time with them. Four times a week I bathe them, play with them, take them to the park, make food for them, and put them to bed. After taking care of Maxi and Milo for over a year, I learned how to solve conflicts, be a positive role model, take responsibility, and be an active listener. March 15th 2014: This was my second time working backstage during a high school production. However, this was only my first time working as Stage Manager.
In addition, our Summer Reading Program, is heavily concentrated in the City of Poughkeepsie. Last year, BB & CBB served over 250 children and the program volunteers clocked in over 1,600 hours of volunteer time. This year, through the month of May, over 300 children have benefited from the Book Buddies & Classroom Book Buddies program. Thank
They have multiple homes and three meals a day. Not only contributing to the children’s physical needs, Helping Honduras Kids also endows the children in their spiritual needs. They make prayer a priority in school, and they attend church several times a week. They want to make sure the kids know that the Lord has a purpose for their lives. Ultimately, the organization wants to teach these children about Christ so when they grow up, they will be able to teach their own children about Jesus Christ and live out their lives for