My interpersonal skills have all been sharpened because of this endeavor. As a leader, I also have a better understanding for using the strengths of those willing to help and I’ve learned of the necessity of listening to others. I feel that a cheerleader should be able to influence others with a strong school spirit as well as address any emotional needs in case problems may occur within the team. Education is also very important; I participate on our school UIL team for Journalism and in my community as part of the Youth and Gospel choirs. I want to be a positive role model to all the young children in our community, and show them that if you set your mind to do it you can achieve anything with hard work and dedication.
I also made life-long friendships, and I am still meeting new people at our meetings that we have during the school year. The summer before my junior year of high school I attended my 10-day residential Junior Conference at Christian Brothers University. Entering the program I had mixed feelings because I was so excited to meet new people, but at the same time I was extremely nervous because I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
But, her foster parents supported her as much as they could, and encouraged her to become involved in school academics and sports to keep her active and busy. The turning point for the family came one day when Nai was sent to her middle school’s principal’s office for wearing a sleeveless shirt. The principal called Nai’s foster mom to come to the school for a meeting. Nai recalls, “When my foster mom arrived at the principal’s office, she said, ‘My daughter hasn’t done anything wrong.’ She backed me up and supported me.” It was then that Nai realized that her foster mom would, “always be there for me and support
The success of this organizations stems from the outlined principles mentioned above of diversified financial support, a well thought out and researched plan of implementing programming, an effective mission, collaboration and a passion for a common cause. These elements together are the building blocks to a successful nonprofit organization and BBBSA have taken these building blocks and created a strong organization that will positively affect the lives of children for decades. References Beiswinger, George L. 1985. One to One: The Story of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Movement in America. Philadelphia: Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
The volunteers at the Salvation Army are important to fulfilling the pledge to America of “Doing the Most Good” (The Salvation Army, 2013) as they work as partners in helping. They work to help keep the program running. Their volunteers contribute to ensure the program is running effectively and providing more funding to help run the program. As a part of the Salvation Army’s after school program providing tutoring and help with homework, “local police officers serve as volunteers, helping provide positive influences and building relationships within the community” (Salvation Army Blog, 2013). Other volunteers must qualify and meet the age of 16 and be cooperative “to work with children, with homework, play games, read or assist with arts and crafts projects” (Syracuse Area Services,
Thematic Backpack Plan ECE 214 August 17, 2014 Welcome Families! This month we will be studying children’s health. Your child will bring home the health and wellness backpack for one week. In this backpack, you will find activities, games, books, and ideas for you to learn with your children about health and wellness. Throughout the next week, you are encouraged to try each activity alongside your child.
Volunteering in schools, neighborhoods, and the local festival help bring unity to the community. This gives its residents an opportunity to spend time together and be responsible for the livelihood of one another. This coming together of the residents with common goals helps the community thrive as a whole which benefits its future success. Investing monetarily is also a part of giving back to help the community. This helps to support those who are less fortunate and give to causes that need a solution or cure.
In the fall of 2010 I left BRCC with a degree in Liberal Arts and certificate in general studies. I am in my third semester at Southern and I am enjoying every minute and I could not be more proud of this institution despite what’s been said or what’s going on. After I receive my bachelors’ degree in Psychology and get certified in Health & Physical Education & Adapted Physical Education, I plan on getting my masters in Supervision and Administration. I chose teacher education program at Southern because of the quality teachers that have came through the SUBR teacher education program. I currently work with children with disability in the Zachary Community School System and love every minute because you get an opportunity to reach out to children who never really had chance and to be able to give them a chance is very rewarding.
I was the class president during which I was in charge of fundraising for our class trip and setting up graduation. I was involved in many service-based organizations, these include Junior Ambassadors, Student Council and National Honor Society (NHS), and each group required that I met a certain amount of volunteer hours. Student Council revolved around volunteering at school events while Jr. Ambassadors and NHS revolved around volunteering for the community. Every year I was involved in Dream Makers where we bought toys for underprivileged kids during Christmas.
I love sports and I love the feeling of helping people when they were hurt. So the next two year of high school I took on some more duties. I helped with football, basketball, and soccer. My last year of high school was the best and that is because I got to go with the junior varsity football team by myself and I got to tape all of the players. In high school I got to meet many of people that were with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (F.C.A) and every Thursday morning at school they would be in our library for the ones that wanted to come.