During my last two years at Newman I have been involved with an organization known as big brothers big sisters. Many students here at Newman are required to do a set amount of service hours each semester. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a great way of getting some service hours. A lot of you may be like me and think it would be impossible because you are from out-of-state. Several of the Big Brothers Big Sisters programs are year round commitments. However, there is one program that gives us out-of-staters and chance to give back. It is known as the Bigs in Schools program. Once in the program you meet with your little once a week during their lunch time at school. You get a chance to bond with them while eating, coloring, and playing games. I have been with my little for two years now and could not be happier. I have seen her blossom into a great little kid. It would amaze you to see the impact one can make simply devoting an hour a week to a kid in need.
This year my little transferred from Lawrence elementary to Harry Street elementary. Harry Street elementary is an older school and I had no idea what to expect when i walked through those doors. Harry Street elementary has to be one of the coolest buildings ever. My favorite room was the library. I walked in and felt like I was walking into an old chapel. The library had volted ceiling and was covered in wood paneling. Hug circular lights hung down from wood beams. As I exited I was greeted by a stone arch way that lead to the rest of the school!
The point of this post: Service gives you great new experiences.