I have been a member of the staff for five years now. My duties as a member are planning and teaching an innovative lesson once a week. I teach them every Sunday. The children I teach range from the ages of three to twelve. When I arrange these lessons out I have the role of a teacher in school.
I have many younger cousins that I spend a lot of time with. I also have a job at the YMCA working with children. I watch children while their parents workout. I often play and talk with the kids as well. Every summer I also volunteer at a summer camp at my church.
I have a passion for working with children in my future career. I have been a camp counselor the past two summers and it has provided me an opportunity to further my leadership abilities. Therefore, other leadership positions I have had was being a freshman connection mentor, leader for the children’s ministry at college church, junior high mentor for Youth for Christ, leader for the WRL council, and many others. I believe this semester I have balanced my school work, friends, family, and other things as well and I have continue to be very successful. I believe I am a hard working student and I do not like to give up on things easily.
Although my mentee is different than me in some ways, we have found various ways to connect on other subjects. I have helped my mentee go from making C’s in all of her classes, to now being an honor roll student. We’ve worked each session on study skills, time management and organization. It has been so rewarding seeing her achieve all of her goals she has set for herself at the beginning of the year. Also, aside from grades and school my mentee struggles from a lot of changes that happens in their home.
Even though Baldwin did not have this luxury, I finally felt less set apart from the group and more a part of the community as a whole. This is mainly because my school did the work to make me feel included instead of having me to conform to the main population of the
Though this was just an observational visit, I was really nervous about interacting with the kids. I have had little to no prior experience with children so I was not confident in my ability to converse with them. The class that my group members, Nick, Yeng, and I had were the second graders. When we got into the classroom, we introduced ourselves to the kids, there were eight boys and one girl. The same was true in our future
I became older and began to attend Elementary school, I would work hard, do my homework, and occasionally read with my father. Up until I was seven my father had both of his jobs in Hood River, therefore we had to move back and I had to abandon everyone I knew. I attended another school with kids I didn 't know. Moving had dramatically changed my life. Initially, I was shy.
I figured most college-aged students have had a tough time babysitting a kid at some point in their life. For that reason, I decided to say the lava lamp could be used to help kids. Also, I was able to gain credibility during my introduction. I stated that I had been helping my mom for years with it while also doing it when I
Last summer I had the privilege of working at a residential camp as a counselor. I had many different responsibilities, including taking care of campers, leading tasks, programming activities, and working on logistical endeavors necessary for camp. I began working at Aldersgate not only because I needed a job, but because I remembered the unforgettable experiences I had as a camper when I was younger. Most summers, when I went there for a week, I made new friendships, pushed physical boundaries, gained some independence, and further explored my faith. Returning as a staff member exceeded my expectations.
Child Care: I have had a significant amount of experience in child care, specifically as both a counselor and as a coach. In respect to being a counselor, one of the most significant experiences I have had was working for three years as a Walker Creek Outdoor Education Ranch Cabin Leader. Walker Creek is a week long overnight camp where I would stay overnight with and was in charge of the 24 hour supervision, safety, and overall well being of a cabin of twelve sixth grade girls along with the rest of the campers in attendance. In addition to leading and supervising the children of the camp, I also had general program responsibilities such as kitchen duty, cleaning cabins, leading activities, etc.. My first experience as a counselor was when at fourteen I worked as a junior counselor with another volunteer and an adult counselor at one of my town’s local camps, Camp Putah. Together, as a team of three, we were in charge of a group of twelve or so children, ranging from seven years of
For many of the campers, this is the only event they have all summer long. We basically become the children’s parents for three days and nights as they stay at The Way Summer Camp with us. This means that our needs become second to the kids that we are put in charge of during the camp, and I learned so much from my children and the other
I lead song service as well as lead the teaching program, having often times been left in charge when the Administrator is gone for the week. I wouldn’t be who I am today if I hadn’t stuck around with Kids Zone. I learned that I had potential, I simply had never seen it. As soon as I was given responsibilities I began to blossom into a hard working. Because of my experience volunteering, it is now second nature for me to go above and beyond, to offer help when I know I can offer it.
Max of 110 words each Leadership/group contributions: Describe examples of your leadership experience and share how you have significantly influenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed to group efforts over time. Consider responsibilities you have taken for initiatives in or out of school. I have been involved in my school’s Link Crew program since my junior year of high school. Through this program I have been able to help incoming freshmen adjust to the high school environment, and have gained skills in leadership and public speaking for myself. When I first joined Link Crew, I was not very confident in leading groups or talking to large groups in general.