Personal Narrative: My First Day At The Boys And Girls Club

The bus pulled up to the curb, and the kids started filing off the bus like ants coming out of an ant hole. They walked in and placed their bags and coats on the hooks. A girl turned and gave me a quizzical look. She had freckles sprinkled across her pale face. She had strawberry blonde hair. “Who are you?” she asked. “I’m Allie, I am going to be working here.” She seemed satisfied with my response and went to go sit down. It was my first day at the Boys and Girls Club. I was exceptionally nervous; I didn’t have that much experience with children. I didn’t know it then, but those kids were going to have a major impact on my life. My first few months at The Club had there ups and downs, but I was enjoying my time there with the kids. It was …show more content…
I didn’t know where the time had gone. It was our last week of the summer program. It was time for me to decide if I would have enough time to work at the Boys and Girls Club. I would be going Post Secondary, so I wasn’t sure if I would have enough time. I hadn’t told anyone that I might not be able to work at The Club during the school year. I looked around at all of the kids. They were sitting, watching Big Hero 6. There was so many of them that I would miss. Then, a girl that I worked with said “for some of these kids, we are the most stable thing that they have in their life.” It broke my heart hearing that, because for some, it is true. That was when I realized, deep down, that I could not leave the Boys and Girls Club. After a week of waiting to get my college schedule, I found out that I would be able to work three days a week at The Club. During that week, I decided that I wanted to go to college for elementary education, instead of social work. I want to teach first grade. I couldn’t imagine doing a job that didn’t involve helping kids grow and learn. It’s ironic how when I started at the Boys and Girls Club, I had no experience with kids. I didn’t even like being around kids. After working at The Club, I couldn’t imagine doing a job that didn’t involve being around children. They are so loving and accepting. I’m lucky to have been given the opportunity to be around such amazing kids. I am so thankful that my perspective on children

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