For the past two years I’ve worked with a local organization, TAASC, which helps disabled adults and children participate in action sports. During the winter months I help teach and assist with their skiing program and in the summer with paddleboarding and canoeing. It’s been a very rewarding experience. Nothing compares to that smile and the joy that you share. Volunteering is a key part of being a contributing citizen and it is one of the best ways to give back to the community. It also introduces you to students and experiences outside of your field of study and offers the potential to discover new interests and friends. During my years at Ohio State I plan to take advantage of volunteering programs and look forward to broadening my education and leadership
Overall, I have learned a lot over the years of volunteering. I spent one year volunteering for the Lukie’s Fall Festival, three years volunteering at Mini-THON, and two years at the Special Olympics, which I will continue to every year for as long as I can. The Lukie’s fall festival is a festival that is held to raise
Some of the activities I was involved in include: Jump Rope for Heart, concession stands for sports, and tutoring for middle school students. My favorite volunteer experience was Little Hoopers. Little Hoopers is a basketball program at my school that teaches children from kindergarten to third grade about basic basketball skills. It took place during basketball season on Saturday mornings. My job was to correct any skills the kids were doing incorrectly, like passing the ball or shooting it. I also had to be sure the kids didn’t misbehave and give them advice if they ever discouraged themselves. I truly enjoyed seeing the children’s faces as they made a basket or accomplished a skill they’ve been trying incredibly hard to achieve. Their smiling faces put a smile on my face.
I volunteered at the Gonzales City volleyball clinic where I assisted the head coach by helping the young volleyball players learn how to set, serve, hit, and bump. I did this three times a week for three hours each day. The clinic consisted of children from ages 7-14 and each age group went in at different times. Also, I did community service at my local St. Theodore Church by helping in the jumping house at the church carnival. For the past four seasons I helped fundraise at the high school football games by selling food at the stadium snack bar. In every home football game I would stay for more than half of the game in the snack
I mainly did these volunteer service hours during my time in high school and some others in grade school that I can’t quite remember. For my first three years in high school each student had to get a certain amount of service hours. For all three years I chose Merrimac Park for the location I would choose. It was close to me and I went there often. My first year I simply walked around the park and picked up all the trash I spotted. The second year I did this but then I also asked if they would let me help in the park house as well. They said yes so whenever I came I would sweep the floors of both the hallways and the gym. The third year I was once again looking to do a little more so I offered my services as a score board operator for the youth flag football league I had once been a part of at the park. I knew the person in charge of the athletic programs at the park so he agreed. I was even allowed to ref a few games because I know the basic rules having been in the league and also playing football myself in high school. I think that year was my favorite out of the three. I loved cleaning the park but adding on the role to help out the flag football league was a blast. It was something that at the time I was passionate about and had a close tie with. To be able to help was truly an honor and made me glad I was able to volunteer my time at the
I volunteered in the community mostly through our soccer teams. From Freshmen year to Senior year I have helped out with our Modified soccer teams. I helped coach with Travis Antilla, Adam Soke, and Dillon Nugent. The players all respected me because I was an older player and on the varsity team. I feel I really assisted in spreading the soccer culture to players and teaching them more about the game. I was doing little things to push them such as, always running, cleaning up after practice, and practicing even more afterwards. The importance of this was that, the kids who saw me doing the “harder work” realized that they could do it as well. Andrew Belcher, one
Some students who were in second grade would ask to volunteer because they wanted to do what we were doing. There is nothing that feels better than knowing that you are a role model for young kids and your community. I felt as if I was shaping those kids’ future by showing them that making a difference in your community is a good thing. Another great encounter I had was getting to see middle school students teach adults how to use gardening tools. This program also won a state award. Just getting to be a part of that is an amazing thing. Even though I did my hours over summer, I still continue to volunteer. I also landed a job with PLAY as their intern. I love my job and the experience is
This year I worked at my elementary school, which was St. Rita, and I helped out with their open house. I chose this service opportunity because I've worked open houses before and I know what to expect at open houses. I chose this one because it gave me a chance to show families wanting to send their child there all the great things about my old school.
Finally, try-outs were over. The season ahead would provide a clean slate and the opportunity for a new beginning. We were a young team, facing a challenging schedule, but coach was confidence that we could maintain the championship spot in our Division. Although I was excited for the season, lingering anxiety nagged me and I fought to suppress my doubts.
Hi iam Edgardo Flores i was born in casa grande, az not that far away from our state capital,Phoenix, Az.theres nothing better to do in a hot summer than going out with the friends to a lake and have a blast riding jet skis boats and my favorite, swimming!My activites of the day are shooting,riding horses,and my favorite one is quad riding.Thats right! ive been doing these fun exciting hobbies since i was 9 years old.pretty young huh?
I have had many forces and experiences that have shaped me. They have not only shape who I have become, but who I am going to become. Throughout my life I have made a bunch of dumb decisions, mistakes, or things that just happen to me. Everything, in one way or another will take part in what happens in our lives. Whether I’m playing baseball, riding dirt bikes, or just messing around at home, it will all play into who we will become.
We human beings are all works of art. Every experience that we have is a new stroke of paint to our canvas. The things that influence us do the same. I am not a completed work of art, but I can show my progress of what makes me. I am influenced by the media, my teachers, and the neighborhoods I lived in. Now here is the showing of my work.
In my Strong Interest Inventory, my highest themes results were conventional, enterprising and artistic. For my MBTI results I was described to be introverted, rely on my intuition, feel rather than think, and perceive rather than judge. My results for the Five Factor Inventory were high neuroticism and agreeableness, low extraversion, very high openness, and moderate conscientiousness. Lastly, my Strength Finder results were: restorative, input, context, harmony and developer. These personality traits have helped me learn and succeed in different types of environments in high school. I believe my results are pretty accurate.
Growing up in a very traditional Asian household, I was pushed every day to achieve any goal I sought out to accomplish. Whether it was playing piano, practicing the viola, or studying for school, my parents were always supportive with any goal I had in mind. One of the main reasons why I am who I am today is because where my parents originated from and their desire to follow the American Dream for not just them but my sister and I.
Think of your favorite thing in the world to do. Something that defines you. Something that you can only experience from your eyes. For me it is soccer, and through that came a rite of passage that will be with me forever.