My last experience with AFA was last Thursday afternoon for about two hours, and I thought it was a very relaxed way to end my semester service-learning experience.
AFA was holding an awards ceremony later Thursday evening, and if I had been available, I would have opted to join in on the festivities. In place of attending the event, I assisted Faaria and a handful of the students with getting decorations put up and cleaning off one of their school banners.
So, while my time on Thursday was short and spent mostly hanging out with the students and staff, I enjoyed the way in which my experience with AFA ended. Looking back over the entire semester, I am also surprised that my experience went from me serving as an academic tutor on Friday afternoons, to spending most Tuesdays and Thursdays working in classrooms, spending time with the students (i.e., providing research help, serving as a TA), getting to know the staff through various school functions and casual conversations.
If my schedule were to allow for future volunteering with AFA, I think I would return to the school and my current position. However, I also know how demanding my schedule in the fall will be, and for a portion of the semester, I will have to juggle three volunteer positions along with school. So, I do not currently have the intention of returning to the school in the very near future, but would consider such an opportunity if it were to arise and fit into my academic goals further down the road.