TASS Program Observation Report

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I want to attend TASS, firstly, due to the enriching and essential information about Black studies that the program provides, but also because of the life-experiences that such a program provides. This summer camp would provide me the opportunity to venture to another state like New York or Chicago (places that I have never been) and learn more about the world and myself. Additionally, since the program brings in students from across the nation, it is also an experience to meet new people and learn more about the experiences of Blacks and minorities from diverse backgrounds. As an African-American male from North Carolina, I think I can provide an adequate representation of the experiences across the state. I have extensive experience with …show more content…
The brochure for this program state that TASS will, "improve your reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking". These skills are the skills that I most strive to improve on a consistent basis, due to their essential importance in most careers, university, and everyday life. I have attended many programs in the past few years; a common consistency among these programs that attracts me to them is that they deal with writing, speaking, and reading. For example, I attended a program at Duke University called the "Young Scholars Research Institute" that dealt with the social injustice present in the United States. During this program, we were instructed to perform research about an area of social injustice within our society and give a presentation about said topic. I chose to present my researching regarding the effects of poverty and social isolation the crime rates present in disadvantaged minority communities. With the TASS summer program and the YSSI, I see a commonality, and I want to further improve on the information and experiences that I received from that program. Other things that intrigue me about the curriculum is that focuses on improving critical-thinking, leadership, and skills relating to organization and planning skills. Of course, these are essential skills for any course of life, but I would still like to strengthen them even further as well. The course of life I am choosing to …show more content…
It would provide me with the personal experience outside of my normal range of comfort and community, unlike most of the knowledge that North Carolinian programs offer. I firmly believe that the TASS program will be the perfect experience to enrich my career skills and skills necessary to adult life. Lastly, I want to attend this program for the residential experience that I find is unique among the programs that I have demonstrated an interest in. I think that I will prove to be an asset to this program, and offer a unique perspective that cannot easily be provided

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