A Personal Journey
My community service activities and events include volunteering for outreach programs such as angel tree, feeding the homeless, helping distressed teens and families and working with special-needs people. I have taught drill and step teams, taking them into parades and won trophies and ribbons for our group. Although I used to work for PAL, I would interact with the kids on my own time. I would support the teens by attending their school programs, talking with teachers and parents, and feeding them physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. I would sometimes take a group of kids on special outings or do a sleep over at P.A.L. even when I was not getting paid. I went with my church to Mexico as a Goodwill Ambassador to assist in building houses and repairing an orphanage and church.
I became a mentor because I remember how scared I was when I had to face this big world with little to no help. I know the transition period for teens into adulthood is not only hard but it is an overwhelming experience. Without options on how to get needs met, causes people to find or be pushed into illegal paths for survival. If I can help one person get along better and improve their quality of life now, the person can grow with appropriate knowledge and caring. This would provide a healthier environment and assist the person in becoming a better person for the future. If my child was alone, I would hope some mentally healthy person, who is trustworthy, would assist him or her to get along better in this world. I want people to enjoy their life and not be afraid of it. There are so many wonderful things about this planet that people never discover or explore due to fear. I will like to help people get through some of their big world fears while helping them get through their transition and life stages. As the teens mature and try to make this part of their life as easy as possible, I would like to help reduce the stress, fears and trauma as much as possible.
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Kujenga means build in Swahili. We will help build up skills for people with special needs. Some individuals are from the reentry and incarcerated populations. Autism, learning disabilities, Irlen syndrome and stress are hidden disabilities.
Counseling utilizing your interests in Recreation and Leisure to obtain, retain, and/or maintain a skill or proficiency in life. We work with multiple levels of functioning. When life is stressful, unclear, difficult or appears hopeless we can work on it together.
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