My Experience Of Working With Children And Adolescents

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As I look back on my past experiences of working with children and adolescents, I realize that I have had an innate calling to mentor those who share a similar financial and social background as my own. I grew up in a single-parent household for the majority of my life with my mother and younger brother; my parents separated when I was 4 years old and the divorce was official 3 years later. Throughout all of the chaos and the absence of my father in my life, my brother and I did very well in school and participated in a wide-array of extracurricular activities. My mother had always encouraged us to be well-rounded and resilient, despite the cards that we were dealt in our past. She is the reason why I have accomplished so much in academics, …show more content…
I was one of 9 participants who received travel grants from the Haas Center for Public Service in order to work for two existing institutions dedicated to serving street working children in the heart of Quito, Ecuador. My team planned daily activities with specific themes and weekly field trips for Ecuadorian youth, such as arts and crafts, relay races and excursions to local parks and children 's museums. Throughout my 8-week experience, I became more proficient in my Spanish-speaking abilities and learned how to communicate my thoughts in an efficient manner to a younger audience. Everyone was also learning from each other, regardless of age, background and gender. The bonds that were created between us volunteers, and our students are everlasting; we all became one, big …show more content…
Curtis is currently a senior and identifies as multi-ethnic and Black; he is of African-American, Mexican and Native American descent. The interviewee is 5 '10 and weighs 191 lbs; physical condition is extremely muscular and fit, which is the result of multiple trips to the local gym and participation in sports throughout the school year. Curtis ' emotional and mental health are overall healthy and his personality can be described as charismatic, humble, dedicated and realistic. I have had the pleasure of knowing Curtis for several years, because he is one of my brother 's friends from childhood. I decided to conduct

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