At the school, I can use my peer support and leadership skills in student council, global voices, on sports teams, peer mentoring, PWWP, grade 7 and 9 orientations and in class. On both Student Council and Global Voices I am one of the main leaders. I can use the leadership qualities that I have learning, communication skills and types of power, to lead these groups more effectively. Sports Teams involve being committed, passionate, having good sportsmanship skills and determined. These are all qualities that a leader possess. Peer mentoring and PWWP are also great places to use your leadership skills. Both a peer mentor and PWWP leader have to be nice, trustful, motivational, positive and have good communication skills. These are all peer mentoring and leadership skills. I can also use my leadership skills during grade 7 and 9 orientations. I would need to have good communication skills, be helpful and a role model to this younger kids coming into our school. Finally I can use my peer mentoring and leadership everyday in the classroom. All leadership skills are beneficially in being a better student and peer to your classmates. I can use my peer mentoring skills to help other classmates more effectively. I can also use my communication skills when talking to other students, my teachers and when doing presentations to get my message across and listen to what they have to say. In conclusion there are many different things available in the school where I can use my leadership and peer support skills. In the community I can use these skills at DCVI, the elementary schools around town, the early learning center, the library, the PRC and any place where some needs assistance. For example at the tennis court there may be younger kids there who are having some trouble. I could use my peer mentoring skills and knowledge of the sport to help them with any issues they might be having. I can also use my leadership skills to create something that spreads to all members and parts of St. Marys. For example a food drive, fundraiser or community event. Therefore you can use peer mentoring and leadership skills all around St. Marys. But you can also create something that involved using this skills that will affect St. Marys and it's residence. Within the community I can volunteer at many different places and events. There is list of places and organizations at which I can help out and volunteer, but I will just name a few that I am interested in. In St. Marys I can help out with kids sports team, the heritage festival, Little Falls carnival, River Road Run and the summer library program. I can also volunteer at the nursing homes, Early Learning Center, Library, PRC and the hospital on a regular or irregular bases. I can also volunteer at the Baseball Hall Of Fame's Induction Day. This is something I have been doing for 5 or 6 years now. My father is usually in charge of barbecuing for the event so I usually help him and the rest of the barbecuing team. This is a volunteering opportunity available in St. Marys that I look forward to every year. There are also many other volunteer opportunities available in St. Marys that I haven't listed. To find these opportunities you can listen to announcements at the school about volunteer positions, talk to student services and look at the volunteer page on the Town of St. Marys website.
I can use the skills that I have learned in this class in every aspect of my future. A lot of the things we have learned not only helps you to be a better leader but also a better and more efficient person. University, Relationships, Sports Teams and Jobs are just some of the specific places where I can use the skills I have learned. This summer I will be going back to Camp Bimini to work as a first year counselor. The qualities of a good leader and peer mentor are pretty much the same as a good counselor. Time Management, Types of Power, leadership qualities and effective communication are just some of the things I have learned in this class that will benefit me in this role. I know that I will use the skills I have learned in this class to be a better counselor for my campers, a better group member and collaborator for the other staff and a better representation of a leader and role model for the camp. I can also use the skills I have learned to make a more effective change in the world in my future. Through my Field placement Friday project I learned what works well to spread awareness and societal change and what doesn't. I can use these lesson I learned to better my understanding on how to create effective societal change. I also learned what makes a good leader which is beneficially when trying to make societal change and get others to follow suit. No one want to help some who is uncaring, impatient, rude, not creative and has bad organizational skills etc. People are more driven to leaders who are motivational, positive, innovative and inspiring. I can use this knowledge I learned in this course to create societal change and gain supporter in the future. The things I have learned in this class are really going to help me in my short term future and long term future. I will use what I have learned to be a better leader and overall better person. In conclusion I think there is many ways that I can use what I have learned in this class in my future.
The University that I decided to look into was the University Of Michigan primarily because I want to play for their varsity softball team. There are over 1300 student run clubs and organizations, over 100 facility run clubs and many club sports I could be involved in. Leadership opportunities I would get involved in at this school is the varsity softball team, AIESEC and the Central Student Government. Their varsity softball team is currently the best out of the all the american university with a win to loss count of 21 - 2 in the conference and 52 - 7 overall. Like any sports team, they bring their fans and the university together when they have home games. They also create a reason for the school to have spirit days and special events when they have home games. Just like how at DCVI we wear school spirit wear and hold buy outs whenever any of our sports teams have home games. I can be involved by participating in all team events and being a active member of the team and the athletics program at the school. On the softball team I can advance many of my leadership skills for example positivity, communication and team building. Also I would improve on my time management skills, since I would need to schedule practices and training into my school schedule. On this team I would be actively involved in the athletics program and the events they put on. I would also develop many leadership skills. To be on this team I would need to be scouted and offered a position during my last year of high school. Even if I wasn't able to make it onto the varsity team, The University of Michigan also has a club softball team I could be a part of. Another leadership opportunity I could get involved in is AIESEC. AIESEC is the worlds largest independent, non profit organization run by students. You can find AIESEC organizations in over 124 countries and it has over 100 000 active members worldwide. This organization focuses on providing a platform for students to develop leadership skills. AIESEC offers youth the opportunity to participate in international internships, experience leadership and work in a global learning environment. The members of the AIESEC organization at the University of Michigan are able to contribute to societal change while exploring their own vision of how to create a positive impact on society and the world. As a member of this organization I would have the opportunity to do leadership internships in over 110 countries. I would also get to research and create societal change on issues that I am passionate about with the help of the other members of the organization. Finally I would get involved in the Central Student Government at the University of Michigan. The Central Student Government serves as the universities primary student government organization. Currently over 100 students contribute in some way to represent and lead the students of U-M. It has three branches, executive, legislation and judiciary and 25 different committees that you can contribute too. They all serve a unique purpose in making up the Central Student Government. The CSG includes numerous representatives from each school and college. (The University of Michigan is made up of 12 different college branches) They all work together to organize campus wide events and inform the administration of any student life issues. The Central Student Government coordinates events like the BEAT OSU rally and homecoming. I can be involved by joining the Central Student Government most likely in the executive branch. I would also go to all CSG events and help out as much as I could to create a better experience for University of Michigan students. As part of this organization I would get to talk to students who are pursing different careers and degrees. This would allow me to be exposed to a lot of diversity. I would also advance my time management skills because again I would have to fit meetings and events into my busy school schedule. I would also develop my social skills, decisiveness, creativity, adaptability, persuasiveness and many other leadership qualities. In Conclusion I would love to be involved in many of the clubs and organizations The University of Michigan has to offer. The softball team would be my main priority because I want to work in the baseball field and if I was playing on this team due to a scholarship (fingers crossed) I would have to be 100% committed to this team or I would lose the scholarship. But I would differently join other clubs like AIESEC and the Central Student Government. I would learn and develop many leadership qualities from these clubs and teams that will help me in my every day life and make me a better leader and person.