I Started Out At Oasis Essay

1518 Words May 4th, 2016 7 Pages
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This semester I was in Educ 2120 and Educ 2130. I had to complete 40 volunteer hours by the end of the semester. I started out at Oasis. Oasis is an afterschool tutoring center for children 3 years old to 3rd grade. Oasis’ purpose is "To build bridges of understanding, appreciation, and love among cultures, faith traditions, social statuses, and with God, fostering wholeness and holiness, thus bringing healing to people 's hearts and peace to their relationships." During my time at Oasis, I was attending the tutoring on Mondays from 2:30-5:00. I worked with the Pre-k age children and almost always had a group of 5-6 boys. I would occasionally have 1 girl in the group. The first thing I really noticed after working with this group of children is the boys have a very hard time focusing. I had only 1 boy who really understood everything and was able to answer all the questions without getting constantly sidetracked because of distractions. When I would have a girl in my group, I would notice she tends to be a better listener than the boys.
The next location I volunteered at was the Athens YMCA. At the Athens YMCA, I was working with Children from newborn-3rd grade age. I was working in the Child Watch center, so parents would drop their children off before they go to their YMCA class they attend. The YMCA’s purpose is “To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.” I was only at the YMCA for…

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