In my everyday life, at school and in my community, I have used the skills I built in 4-H. I have been active in French Honor Society, Youth Teaching Youth and I am on dance line at Jan’s School of Dance. Through all my years of high school I have been an active member of the French Honor Society. To be a member we are required to attend meetings and help work at several promotions. Some of the opportunities I have had through FHS are working closely with the community in our annual “Mardi Gras” festival. This past summer I was able to travel to France for three weeks to tour the country and stay with a French family. To have the chance to go into an elementary class and work hands on with the kids to help them build responsible choices is what Youth Teaching Youth is all about.
I have greatly enjoyed doing this because I love working with kids and I support the messages that we teach. YTY also gives you a chance to build relationships with the kids in the community. To be a part of a team, it takes responsibility and dedication. These are two things I have acquired by being on dance line. It is necessary that everyone is at practice on time and is participating. Another plus to dancing at Jan’s is she gives her older students a chance to help teach the younger kids. These activities are very important in the community that I am a part of. They give me leadership skills, public relation skills, responsibility and dedication.
All the while I am giving the same back to the community..
The Homework on Community Service in High School
Community service, work done without pay, is becoming increasingly familiar to high school students nation-wide. Schools are encouraging student to participate in communities that contribute so much to their public education. However, requiring 100 hours of community service is asking too much of students and should be reduced to 50 hours. Students already have their hands full among homework, ...