]There was this one where I was volunteering with little kids in a program that I was involved with at the time. I was on probation while I was doing this, so I felt like if I can tell them to do right , I would at least teach them a path to success instead of failure. I went to,¨Jerome Center¨, located here in Santa Ana to help these kids with school activities, arts and crafts, sports and many more activities. I was like a mentor to them because there was like 3 teenagers in total. I would talk to them the most because might as well make my time useful and get to know how these kids were. Some were very loud and annoying being little kids that is, but a few were very quiet and shy and I liked talking to them because there character was a complete opposite from the louder ones. Either way I ended up knowing all their names and how each of them was. There were supervisors there too, too help us with any problems we had so it made me feel more comfortable and relaxed.
When I was around the age of 17, I worked at a daycare for low-income children called Kingdom Children. I was responsible for a group of school-aged children. My priority was to ensure they were safe and provided for while they were there. However, my second duty was to help the students with homework, teach them new skills, and mentor them. Aside from babysitting, it was my first experience teaching and working with children. I remember it being quite difficult at times yet also rewarding. Several of these kids had difficult home lives and behavioral problems. There were times when I sought advice, and I learned a tremendous amount from others. I realized a support group was crucial, and I was fortunate to have one. I also learned about various
Different people have different opinions on working with children. I have had generally decent experiences with children. Although, some other people may have had one or two bad experiences small kids. I have hopeful expectations going into the service-learning project. I hope to connect with the children I will be working with and teach them about the bones and how imaging equipment works. But, small kids have a tendency to want their way with many situations, and it could be hard to deal with sometimes. I hope to have a pleasant experience with the children and have everything go well with no issues.
Like many people everyone wants to find their calling and figure out where they belong. My parents moved to the United States risking their lives on a boat from Haiti but soon separated while in america . My mom did a great job raising four kids on her own and I being the second child took part in raising my two younger siblings. In elementary school I struggled in many subjects but excelled in art, when I finally learned to read and went to middle school my grades were high enough to have honors reading and social study classes and even apa classes in highschool. I continued to excel in a lot of my classes, turns out I was smarter than I thought and all I need to do was learn to read and have people who took the time to teach me.
I adore working with children. I devote a lot of my time to helping entertain and teach kids. My local church runs a summer program named ‘Sidewalk Kids Hours’ (SWKH). Through the past few years I have volunteered more than 150 hours to this program, as well as my local boy-scouts program. The majority of the time is spent preparing lessons, and creating props, instead of the two days a week we run the program. However, the majority of people who work with this programs are teens, so even though I am not working with children every day, I still enjoy every day I go in.
While I am very proud of my research in high energy particle physics, my work with underprivileged children in Malden, Massachusetts is something I am far more proud of. The children I work with come from a very unstable household, many of them come from houses where spousal abuse is frequent. Furthermore, a lot of these children come from a family with severe financial issues. Every Thursday I tutor one of the children, although many of them are self sufficient and highly capable students, there are a few that struggle with their work and learning.
The biggest accomplishment outside of the classroom I am proud of is my volunteering period at Plasp Child Care Services. Through this experience, I was able to make an impact on the lives of the children as they looked forward to meeting me every Monday. As a result of this experience, I was able to improve my valuable skills of leadership as I was required to look after the children and make the most out of their time there. Moreover, this experience has allowed me to create a unique connection with each child that will last for a long
On August 21, 2015 I started my interned at Jefferson Community and Technical College, in the Child Development Center, as I entered the classroom one of the first things I notice was how all of the teachers made me feel welcome to the class, and how they treated each other, they seem to be nice to one another. They also they treated each other with respect as they worked together with the children,
On Monday, I met C2 and his father in the waiting room and asked them to follow me to the adult therapy room in order to explain what happened during the evaluation, his results, and why I looked at those areas. I felt it went fairly well; however, I was nervous that I did not explain areas thoroughly or messed up in some area. After the conference, I showed Mr. B to the therapy room and C2 to the child therapy room. We sat at the table and I let him choose which game to start with. We got through two activities this session, which I felt they went fairly well.
Since August of my junior year, I have worked with third graders in language development students came to me when they needed help or someone to talk to. R.O.P Occupations with Young Children taught me leadership skills and how to build strong relationships with students who went to me for guidance. I assisted students in System 44, a program designed to help students who were below grade level in their reading and writing skills. Each student was required to read a book followed by filling out a reading log. This is where I came in to help. Most students were unable to read correctly; ordinarily they had no understanding of the reading. While the students were working on their reading log, I was often beside them, giving them ideas and advice about answers to questions about the book. There were moments in which students did not know the definition of a word or the pronunciation; they called me to help them. A student named Luis would always raise his hand and had me go through the book with him.
Children are often known as being outspoken and active. They are raised to become the leaders for the following generations; however, unlike most children, I was very reserved and soft-spoken. Ever since I was a child, I never took the initiative to confront someone when I needed help. However, all of this changed the summer before junior year.
For the period of my last two years in primary school I attended the Kids Teaching Kids Conference. Where students of schools from all over Australia present, to other students and teachers, about an environmental issue in their local area. The first year I attended the conference, it was held in Adelaide whereas the second year I attended the conference it was located in Melbourne. The conference spanned over three days with different activities on during the day and a variety scientists and inspirational special guests to speak to everyone at night. Throughout my time at there, I was split up from the students who attended my school and was placed in a group with other students from different schools. In our new groups we completed bonding
In my short 34 hours of volunteering at Espial Child Environment, I was able to gain so much knowledge; not only through my mentor, but the children as well. Being able to spend so much time with the children has really been a great opportunity to see them grow both physically and mentally. While assessing how developed the different ages are, I was also able to see how similar they are.
I have had several experiences working with children, most of them volunteering. I have helped 2nd graders practice reading, 7th graders write research papers, and 12th graders with auto-ethnographies. I also spent time tutoring in the Muncie community, the center received a variety of students in middle and high school that needed help in all kinds of subjects from English, to Math, to science.