Improving The Lives Of The Children Essay

860 Words Dec 13th, 2016 4 Pages
Throughout this project I was able to improve the lives of the children I worked with through my service. I was able to build strong relationships with the children and make an impact on their lives. I personally was able to grow in many of my interpersonal skills, and leadership skills throughout the course. I am so grateful that I was able to experience this eye opening service, and I truly believe that I have made a positive impact on the lives of the children that I have worked to challenge, develop, and improve.
Yes, my goal the entire service learning project at Lighthouse was to have a unique experience where I was able to build strong relationships with the children I was working with. Throughout my service I have gotten to know the children really well, and because of this I have decided to continue my service at Lighthouse. I was able to accomplish this goal because of the environment that Lighthouse provides. The goal is to go there and make friends, and there are plenty of activities and different ways that Lighthouse makes this possible, whether you are playing sports with the kids, tutoring them, or even just eating dinner with them. Having meetings with the founder of Lighthouse even helped me to take some of my relationships to the next level, because he sat me down with kids and helped us reach a more personal level.
The interpersonal skills I relied on the most was influencing others effectively and appropriately, appreciating and valuing differences and…

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