Service Learning By: Davis Vann
Definition of Service Learning the incorporation of community service within an educational system, especially as a graduation requirement. basically it is a way of giving back to the community through volunteer work.
My Community Service Habitat-For-Humanity Peer Mentor for elementary school kids
Habitat-For-Humanity For many of my community service hours, I helped raise the walls and framework on a house in Thomasville that was being rebuilt by the Habitat-for-Humanity.
The Good It was really easy work and I had fun while working. I met some new people and learned new things about construction. Helped build a new home for a needy family
The Bad It was early in the morning and very cold since I did it over Christmas break. There really was no bad part.
Reading to children at school Another way I gained community service hours was by reading and being a peer mentor to kids in my mother’s fourth grade class.
The Good I was able to read to the kids and play with them on the school playground. It felt good to be a mentor to a bunch of little kids.
The Bad They did not want to listen that well while I was reading to them, but other than that it was fun playing and reading to them. The kids actually seemed happy to see me instead of their teacher.
What I learned I learned that building a house takes more time and effort than I previously thought. I also saw how lucky I am and how unfortunate others can be. I also learned that teaching is harder than I thought.
Community service taught me how to give back to others and be more grateful for what I have. The service also helped me gain new skills in construction and gave me chance to brighten a kids day.