My experiences helping immigrant’s students was very rewarding for me because I could connect with the students and understand what they were going through. I will definitely continue to help as a peer tutor for next semester and I will recommend some of my friends to volunteer there too. Also I hope that my contributions to them, helped them achieve their goals and to be
Some ideas such as raise funds and awareness for the less fortunate, hospital volunteer, the idea of having members be a big brother or big sister to fellow students who doesn’t have the opportunity of a sibling relationship, aiding elders, and etc. Fulfilling the service hours each semester is going to be a challenge but I can accomplish it. In order to complete the hours I will find places that I am fit in for the help. I will make room on the weekend to finish all the hours.
After more than three months I have seen the impact. I have seen my students interested in different cultures, as well as how big of a presence I am in their learning. Whenever I’m absent for the whole day due to City Year conferences, the next day they would ask me why I was absent and how they missed me. I’m ready to take my City Year’s skills, pack them in my bags, and take them with me to another country as a Peace Corp volunteer. In order to change the world, you have to start from home.
Throughout school, kids have asked me to escort them to their classes, sit with them at lunch, and generally stick up for them when they were in a tough spot. In high school, I volunteer to run passes for the Dean so I learn about who is having a tough time and I seek them out if I can, and encourage them. As a hockey camp counselor, teaching hockey skills is important, but I am also aware of the campers’ social and emotional development.
I wrote a short letter thanking the firefighters and police for helping and saving all those people from the burning building. It went thus: “Thank you Mr. firefighter for keeping me and my family safe. Thank you for saving all those people from the burning building. Thank you for being there when we need you. You are my Hero”.
In the first year, I was a part of a pioneering youth development team in Americorps NCCC Southwest Region. I worked with K-12 students in title one schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, Habitat for Humanity, local non-profit organizations, The Red Cross and The Salvation Army. I spent my second year working with underserved youth as a volunteer coordinator for Reading Partners in DC. I learned about the struggles that the students I worked with dealt with every day. I was also able to interact with parents and provide resources for education, housing, food, and nutrition.
"I have seen our students reach out of themselves and truly give selflessly to others. The students have come to understand that it is not our place to judge someone and their circumstances in life, but rather to celebrate and respect the dignity of that person's
I was very loved and now I am very missed by the school and its educators. First, I taught in Bullhead, South Dakota and then in Little Eagle, South Dakota. In the area of Little Eagle and all of America Indian teachers were desperately needed, so I took matters into my own hands. I decided I would open a fund raiser up to get money for teacher education and for schools. When my son was 10 he had no teachers.
Besides my aspirations to study abroad, I hope to continue developing my passion for volunteering by leading an independent volunteering program for poverty-stricken families in my community at the College of Charleston. I intend to enhance not only myself, but my college and community by being a driven, involved
By graduation, every student knew each other and felt connected as Keller graduates. Due to a small student-to-teacher ratio, we were able to bond with our teachers. Many of our teachers continue to serve as our mentors. Our schools also taught us the important of service to our community, enhancing Keller’s already communal feel. From the age of 14, I participated in enhancement projects at my high school and began volunteering for the City of Keller, feeling further connected to the city.
What? Over the past semester, I have taken part in a service learning placement to better understand the diversity that occurs within the Hamilton community, where I will be doing various clinical placements in subsequent years in my nursing program. My particular placement was at an elementary school, Pauline Johnson Elementary School, where I spend three hours every week with a second-grade class. In my role as a service learner, I acted as a teacher 's assistant. During class time, I would go around and help various students with their work, encourage students to try their best, supervise during nutrition breaks and interact with students during music and gym classes.
In behalf of Paul and Yarelis I would like to thank all of you for being here and tell you how much they appreciate your love and support throughout the years. They would also like to recognize those who could not be here today. They are certainly missed. The most influential people in most people’s lives