You know what’s more embarrassing than hearing 60-80 year olds walking/running everyday for 10 miles a day when most days you don’t even walk for a mile? Everything. There’s nothing more shocking than watching the older population go farther (for the Bruce protocol) than the younger population that comes through the hospital. For those who… Continue reading 4.2 miles
For you to understand my legacy on Leadership Safari, you would need to know my story of why Central Michigan University left a legacy on me. Throughout high school, I was always asked if I was my sister’s sibling. I was never seen as my own person, as someone who had a clean slate coming into the big leagues. I was afraid this was going to happen again to me here at Central as I am a legacy of my older sister and mother who graduated Central Michigan University. But, I knew I had to make a name for myself and there was… Continue reading Leadership Safari 2016
Leadership Camp begins with the process of picking two coordinators (these are two people who have been a facilitator for two years), picking the returning facilitators, and finding the new ones. Leadership Camp thrives on diversity to bring in different and new views to the program and I feel this year, unlike any others, really… Continue reading Leadership Camp 2016
This is my first Alternative Summer Break I can go on and I am SUPER EXCITED! I have always wanted to do more volunteer opportunities outside of Michigan over my time off from school but I have never been able to with work and LCAMP (which occurs during AB breaks). But, I not only get… Continue reading Alternative Summer Break
The Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center created a program revolving around having CMU students volunteer once a week to go to a elementary school near the Mount Pleasant community. We the students, go through the interview process and training once a week to prepare for working with young kids who have had a troubled life. The kids are chosen to be a part of the Lunch Buddies program if they are under-privileged, and need a mentor. I agreed to volunteer 16 hours all together of my Friday to helping this little boy, Levi. When I first met Levi, he ran away and tried to hide from me then told me he wanted a boy Lunch Buddy.So we started off on the wrong foot. Now I continue to go back because Levi is an exact replica of my brother when he was his age. Watched shows that weren’t appropriate for his age, would rather destroy the project than complete it, questions every question you ask him, and has to win every game (specifically four square for Levi, he bombs everyone so he can stay king and they just keep repeating through the squares). This puts a fire under me to make an impact on Levi and hopefully make a difference in his thoughts. My brother grew up needing a mentor and so I know that he could really use a positive influence on him too.
As my last year at the Clinton County 4-H fair came to a close, I started to reflect on my time there. The hundreds of projects I’ve submitted doesn’t even compare to the challenges, hardships, and learning opportunities I encountered. I took on leadership roles and volunteered when needed as I cherished the idea… Continue reading Clinton County 4-H Fair
April 11th, 2015 from 9am-12pm, I was able to volunteer at a nursing home by cleaning up their community garden. This may seem like a little tedious task that has nothing to do with anything, but it became the exact opposite. By picking up sticks, dead plants, leaves, and other miscellaneous gardening aspects, we re-innovated… Continue reading Be My Neighbor Day 2015