The Power of One
How many people does it take to make a difference? Is the whole group really more powerful than one person? Can one single vote really affect the outcome of an election? This month’s Reach Job Training sought to help students reflect on some of those questions and help them understand the impact they can have on the world. The day revolved around a specific theme: the power of one.
After the ducks flew in for another awesome activity to start the day off, groups broke off into three revolving sessions that each covered the day’s theme. ‘The Arithmetic of Making a Difference’ asked students to pander that, when it comes to people, does one plus one really equal two? ‘Path of Service’ gave participants time to reflect on their strengths, passions, and interests to aid them in finding the right avenue for them to make a difference. While ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ took its cues from the eponymous Christmas movie and tasked students with reflecting on what the world would be without them in it.
What’s Your “E Plurabus Unum”?
The session on mottos illustrated the importance of having a personal motto to live by.In May, students’ nonprofit organizations will be hosting events to promote their organizations to possible donors. Whichever organization garners the most donations will win a cash prize! Groups were given time to plan their events with some help from volunteers. They have some big things planned for their events!
After students created their own mottos, they were given time brainstorm and come up with their nonprofit organizations’ mottos. After, representatives from TD Bank were kind enough to run a session on Checking, Savings, and Debt Management. Presenters offered invaluable insights into the ins and outs of personal finances and “making your money work for you.”
No REACH class would be complete without sessions on STEM and writing! In the afternoon, teams got to bring science to life during the ‘Genius of Science’ session. Each group was given a science topic and was tasked with presenting it to the group in a creative way. Teams sang songs, rapped, and ran skits! The writing session started off with a minute for students to dump everything out of their brain onto paper so they could clear their heads of all the junk! They were then given time to fine-tune their cover letters.
Later in the afternoon, teams rotated again for three awesome sessions. Students got the chance to receive feedback from last month’s mock interviews while others attended sessions on remaining memorable in the workplace and the importance of being a good citizen. After some time for reflection, students hopefully left with a newfound respect for their individuality and what they can accomplish. REACH Job Training #5 will be held on May 17.Share