One of the most important things our staff is expected to do is to give back to the community. Without the surrounding community, there would be no local small businesses. We are currently working with a Senior girl scout who is a great role model for children in the community. Her name is Katerine. I would like to thank Kateherine for giving us the opportunity to assist her in a great community project. Katherine took it upon herself to help a boys halfway house to see what activivites they could participate in besides selling drugs, and continuing on a path that would have them incarcerated.
Here is the letter that she sent to our staff!
I would once again like to thank you for your martial arts workshop with the boys from the YES facility. Karate on my evaluation form was overwhelmigly voted the most popular activity of the week. So many of the teens gained knowledge of new ideas, bulit confidence through their acomplishements, recieved exposure to a world previously unknown to them, and enjoyed a compltely new and different activity.
Not only have you helped these teens learn and grow, but also you have helped me learn and grow as a person as well. This whole experience of running camp IMAGINE at the shelter has allowed me to gain insight into orgainization and logisitical skills. No other experience would have presented such a rewarding challange to me.
Thanks again for all of your help! My girl scout Gold Award project would not have happened without your contibution and support!