I started my work at my service learning site last night and I really enjoyed it! I’m working at the Kaleidoscope Youth Center and am working as a volunteer tutor. I loved helping all the kids and I was amazed at how fast I could get attached to all the students. There were other volunteers there, too, so I wouldn’t get overwhelmed by millions of kids but even without the others I would’ve liked it.
The night started with all the students having to do homework and it was fun brushing up on my subtracting skills. But I must admit, there were some questions even I didn’t know! The hardest part was just getting all the students on task and not looking up music videos and playing games online. After they did homework it was dinner time and then everyone crowded around the piano to sing. Once the night was winding down everyone was able to play around on the computer and slowly but surely everyone’s parents picked them up.
I had such a wonderful time and hopefully will enjoy myself as much in my future visits this semester.
I got to be a nun when I went downtown for Super Bowl weekend.... No big deal....
For my university service learning requirement, I have signed up to work at the Kaleidoscope Youth Center. The center basically provides after school tutoring help for students in the Indianapolis community. I start next week and I am really excited to start helping out. I really like working with kids and previously had a job at a summer day camp with kids so hopefully I’ll have the same fun experience.
The service learning is part of my Research and Analysis Political Science class, which I also enjoy. We are supposed to design a research project based on our volunteer work and I am thinking of doing mine on the effectiveness of various tutoring techniques and which techniques work best for students. My topic might change once I start doing my volunteer work but I want it to be something that could help the students in the long run.
I’ll be sure to blog about all my experiences at the service learning site and I’m sure it’ll be a blast meeting and helping all the students.
This is me and my bff Elmo downtown two weeks ago for Superbowl Weekend!