I was a student leader presenting at the Facing History Teach-In at Margolin Hebrew Academy. I taught those who came about the song Soul Man, the historical context behind it, and how it was used to inspire social change. I led very interesting discussions about questions regarding identity and how we can use aspects of our identity to respond to injustice. Overall, it was an educational experience, and I enjoyed hearing different points of views from the discussions.
I met with Mrs. Barbara Nesbit, owner of the Vance Avenue Youth Development Center, to discuss about the service project I wanted to start at her center, the Gold Star Girls. I met her with the rest of the members in my group. The meeting went well and we will have another one soon to plan actual dates for the project!
I helped lead girl scouts to the main event center of the Stand Beside Her Celebration. I also helped with activities during the celebration as well. Specifically, I helped the Brownies with the slime station. It was really fun, but also really messy. Nevertheless, I'm glad I got to have this bonding experience with the girls!
I helped with the Strong Girls Fest at Hutchison School. I helped with Strong Introduction, an activity to help Girl Scouts learn how to make a strong, confident introduction with their handshake and demeanor. I also helped with a team-building activity. It was a great experience.
I planned which service organization to partner with for my group's service project. We decided to go with Vance Avenue Youth Development Center, and we filled out forms to join the Women's Foundation of Great Memphis service project initiative.
I helped facepaint little kids’ faces. One girl was really happy with a unicorn I made for her. Overall, it was a great experience.
During the Mid-Autumn Festival, I manned one of the crafts stations for kids, which involved creating a lantern made of construction paper. I had a great experience with helping the kids, especially since many of them were so cute and well-behaved. It was a good experience for me to see the beautiful Chinese culture come alive during the festival, even if I didn’t exactly sit and watch the performances. I will definitely volunteer with this organization more in the future.
I went to a Trezevant with Ms. Ford and Emmy, a member of the She Leads Club, which is a club that I’m in. I helped senior citizens with an art project, and we helped reveal the sketch of a mural that was going to be set up in their dining hall. The mural is going to depict Memphis back in the day, how the senior citizens remembered it.
My advisory helped a women with her yard by making a pathway towards her house. This gave her an easy entry and exit to and from her home. It made me feel accomplished in the end, and I'm glad I helped.
I helped to teach girls of various ages who are interested in Girl Scouts what Girl Scouts is all about through leading activities such as constellation drawing and impov and public speaking. I also helped to set up and clean up. I did this with the She Leads Club. It was very fun, and I hope to do something involving kids again in the future.