Community Service is a Way of Giving Back Essay

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Many think that community service is just something you are forced to do for school. To me, community service is a way of giving back. I like making people feel as though they matter, and it gives me a warm feeling at the end of the day because I feel I have made a difference. I grow as a person each time I do community service. Some people do community service because they have to, but I do it because I want to. I have volunteered about 52 hours of community service in the READ program at a local elementary school on east 3rd street and ave S.
Two days a week, after school I would take the B82 and take it down to east 3rd street and walk to the school. I would wait about 10 min before the children would come into the classroom. I
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I would have this little book where in the beginning I would ask the child to read a few words and sounds and correct him if I have to. After that, we would start to read the story. After we finished the story I would record it on a record sheet and the kid would put a number on a cookie chart, when we would get up to number one hundred, everyone would have a cookie party.
Each session of the books was in different colors. There were about 24 books in each session. When the kid finished reading the whole session, the teacher would come by and the child takes a test by reading all the sentences that the teacher gave him and if he does it in 2 or fewer mistakes then he can go on to the next color set, which is a little harder then the last one. It was very fun working with the kids and I enjoyed every moment I spent with them. At first I was a little bit shy but it was a matter of time before I become a good tutor and a good friend to every one around me including the kids, other tutors and the teacher.
My work definitely impacted the society and it benefited. I was one of the many that gave our free time to teach first graders that were reading behind the other kids in their grade. I did a very good job to teach the kid everything I know and I’m sure I made them a better reader. After every day, each kid was able to go home to their families and tell them how much better they became at reading. Their families where proud of their
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