Service Learning: Week #~9
It has been three weeks since I have been to VOA because of our spring break, then their spring break, then their parent's pancake breakfast day. But I liked what I saw when I came back. VOA upgraded their back room and converted it into a "Career and College Center". There are four computers, tables, bookshelves, post-high school resources, and most importantly, a tangible space where the students can think about their futures. (and there is a comfy green chair). This week it was imperative that we get as many students through the My Life Plan process as possible because the Minneapolis School District just informed Greg this week that they would be checking the progress at the end of April, instead of May like they told him before. Most of the kids I had seen before, and didn't have much trouble getting done. However, the new faces I saw hadn't even started and were skeptical about the My Life Plan. One gentleman in particular was getting a little frustrated when taking one of the surveys...however, after he finished, he was excited to see results that matched his personality: Realistic. He said, "Yes, this is EXACTLY like me! I love doing this kind of stuff, with my hands, and with cars." That was fun to see.