Tuesday, May 01, 2007

My passion..

I think it is important to find things that you are passionate about. I don't know because I have never tried it, but I REALLY REALLY WANT TO BE A TEACHER!! What an amazing profession. You have the ability to impact so many little ones. I am involved with a program called CARES which is basically you volunteer to mentor an elementary school student that is a recent immigrant to the united states. This year I have been tutoring Eddyne, a 3rd grade girl from Rawanda.

(Aren't we cute)

Anyway, so I was elected to be the cordinator of the program, meaning basically that I am in charge of a lot of things!! Today, I met with the ESL teacher from the local elementary school to hear some suggestions and provide some feedback. I was blown out of the water, she told me how she could see an enormous impact in the students we have been tutoring. She told me that every kid who has entered into this program have made a gradual shift into a happier state. The students come into a new school, where they don't know anybody and don't even know the language, so we provide them with a community to which they belong. This makes me so happy.

Next year, we have so many changes and things that need to be done, but I CAN"T WAIT!!! I can't wait to make a difference.

I will leave you with a short but sweet quote.

"Impact and be impacted"

Love to you,



BonnieRose said...

YOU ARE SUCH a good soul Vanessa.. Keep doing what u are doing. u already are making a difference! hugs

Anonymous said...

Hi Vanessa,

I love your blog!!

Vanessa, you will make a wonderful teacher. You have the perfect personality and the burning desire to help other people.

I am so proud of you for finishing your first year at college and to have made the honor roll! You are an amazing you lady.

I love you!!