In one sentence, huh? My volunteer experience at McGregor reminded me of how important it is to help build up the world’s younger generations by spending time teaching them.
I had an awesome time at McGregor! The kids were so wonderful and Mrs. Sukany was incredibly flexible. Friday was my last day there and I had a hard time leaving. I know that we did a lot of extremely meaningful work both with the kids directly and “behind-the-scene” making copies and workbooks.
I am so thankful for Summit. I had just switched majors this past fall from Education to PR and Ad. Although I knew that education wasn’t for me, I also knew that the American school system was in desperate need of new teachers. Thanks to my time at McGregor, I know that I can still help kids in the school system without having to take on the emotional burden of being a classroom teacher. Without Summit, I might have spent my time flip-flopping between majors, trying to convince myself that what I had decided was right for me.
Aside from what I learned during my actual volunteering, living in Summit was quite the experience. I learned that some people come from a more privileged place, and that because of their wealth, don’t appreciate what they have. I also learned that you can’t always assume that your friends will respect your possessions. But, even with all of the mishaps, our house was a great place and I am walking away with two fantastic friends.
Andrew, thanks for everything. Summit might just be the best thing that is happening on Drury’s campus.