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
When I accidentally clicked “Affordable Housing” as my winter break choice, I was just anxious. I saw that I clicked it just in time and found out who my site leaders were & became elated. Through all the pre meetings to the break departing, I really learned a lot about Habitat for Humanity and the… Continue reading Alternative Winter Break
One of the coolest things about training before Safari started was watching this video on “This is Water”. It touched on all the aspects of the world on how we go day by day, hour by hour, sometimes wishing the day to be over when we should be enjoying this blessing of the day arriving.… Continue reading Leadership Safari 2k15
Issue Day is a one-day social justice and advocacy conference that is designed to educate and empower students to take action on a variety of social justice issues. Throughout the day, we got to chose presentations that interested us the most and become more educated on that social issue. The one that I went to… Continue reading Issue Day
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.