Community Service is something that can benefit you and your community. I always like to help out when I can. I did some of my community service hours at my old school helping at Loaves and Fishes here in Watsonville. I also donated clothes to the adopt a family during the Christmas season. I helped out in senior home which is called Montecito Manor, also here in Watsonville. I try to shine some light and help people who are in need.
Here at Diamond Tech, you are required to complete forty hours of community service. That does not mean you cannot complete more than forty hours. The more, the better. I did not find it hard to finish my community service hours because like I said I enjoy helping out in my community or school. Even, if it's something simple like helping a teacher or donating food. I liked how Diamond Tech only required me to do forty hours but didn't limit me to just do those forty hours. At my old school, I had to complete one hundred community service hours. Yes, it might seem like an amazing thing but many kids struggled to finish them or just felt overwhelmed at the end. They didn't care about the kids struggling they just wanted to show that the kids did one hundred community service hours and brag about it. That is something that Diamond Tech shows a lot of and that is that they care about the kids and if they are getting there credits/hours done to graduate.
Throughout this process of helping out my community, I have realized that I have grown as a person. I want to help out my community more and not see people struggle as much. This shows how this helped me with my future because I want to become a medical assistant who has to help people. This tells me about myself that I am a caring person who strives to make the world a better place.
I have demonstrated the first SLO of representing self, school, and community through personal responsibility and global citizenship. I did this by demonstrating that I help out in my school by donating clothes to Adopt a Family and also, helping out with the soccer team and the new school picnic area. Outside of school, I helped in a senior home that had me keep track of medicine for the elderly and clean up after them and many other things. This is important because it will help me with my future by knowing how to work with people and giving them the right treatment.
The second SLO I showed was mastering skills needed in career and college. I explained a little bit of this before, but I had to keep track of medicine for the elderly, then I would have to clean up after them if they had an accident. Also, I had to do many other tasks like filing papers and keep the office manager updated if one of the elderly people would act up. This is very critical for my career and college because in college I will have to work and learn how medicine works. In my career in general, I have to work with people, so I have to be patient and multitask. Overall the most important things I have learned are that everyone has to do their own part to make their community better. I have also, learned that the more community or school service you do the better. It will prepare you for your future and get the experience of the real world.