Friday, November 13, 2009

What have I learned through the SLP?

From the Service Learning Project(SLP), I have learned that I am a much stronger person that I thought. I know now that I am capable of doing something for someone else. I have the ability to ask for opinions, help and ask questions. I also know that people are willing to help me when I ask for help. It is easy to sit back and do nothing but it is more of a challenge to take a stand and do something for another.

The picture of my community is pretty much the same but now I know that there are people willing to help you in whatever you decide to do. I think that is absolutely amazing. The fact that someone you do not even know is willing to help someone else. I am proud to be helping someone who needs it. Imagine what we could do if everyone helped out a little bit more.

My SLP is going decently. I have 2 flyers that are done and a third that I am working on. I have not started the Power point for the presentation yet but I am going to work on that in class tonight with our substitute. Hopefully I can get most of it done tonight so before class next week I can finish it and post it to Blckboard so it can be Peer Reviewed.

Group Work (Technical Definition and Instruction)

I am going to be perfectly honest about these group assignments. I know that I personally did not do as much as I would have liked to do for the Technical Definition. I feel like I only gave 30 percent and everyone else gave it 1oo percent. I think that I should have stepped up more but when I asked if there was anything else I could do I was told that it was fine. I do not want anyone to feel like I did not pull my weight, that they had to do something because I did not. If you need something from me ASK.

I think that we work well as a team. I love the fact that the people in my group throw out ideas that I did not even dream of. Sonya is one of those people, she always looks at something from a different perspective and gives me something to think about. When I want to go in one direction, she says something to point me in another. I think that we all have good energy and that is what a team does, throws ideas out there and then you, yourself come up with something else. All of our group does that, Sonya was just my example. I think that is a great strength.

I think our weakness comes from not being positive of the assignment. I mean I know we have to have some sort of instruction to go to Costa Rica but what exactly does that mean? Obviously you are going to have to fly but do we have to say how to get to the airport and where we are going and do we need an itinerary? I am just going to do the best I can.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Service Learning Project

My service learning project is for Patrick's Community Living Facility. It is an organization that helps individuals in a home setting. They provide group outings, picnics and daily assistance with living skills. There mission and goals include helping people that would normally get no help to function in society. They are doing a service to help people that would not get help otherwise.
The most valuable thing I can do for this organization is to help to get clients and workers interested in being at Patrick's Community Living Facility. To get a person energized to help someone with daily living skills would be great. I want to make flyers that show the care and respect that Patrick's has to offer to the people, whether you are going to be a worker or someone that stays at the facility. I want to bring to life the care that I know is there.