Final Presentation for Teachers in Action


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Final Presentation for Teachers in Action

  1. 1. Boys Town & Reeves Terrace Park Jacqueline Araujo [email_address] April 22, 2010 EEX 4070
  2. 2. Early Perceptions <ul><li>Before going into this service learning project, I was a little nervous because I didn’t really know what to expect. I was also excited because I was going to do something new and hopefully help people along the way. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Setting <ul><li>Some time was spent at Boys Town, Reeves Terrace Park and at Bishop Moore Catholic High School gymnasium. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Demographics
  5. 5. About Me <ul><li>I am a 22 year old student at UCF. </li></ul><ul><li>I am from Miami, Florida. </li></ul><ul><li>I love being outdoors, swimming, and shopping. </li></ul><ul><li>I enjoy painting and creating new projects. </li></ul><ul><li>I love hanging out with my family and friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t wait to teach 3rd grade. </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoyed working with Boys Town too and getting people to come to the event. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Engagement Activities <ul><li>Spent time marketing the charity event for Boys Town Basketball Classic </li></ul><ul><li>Spent a few Friday afternoons at Reeves Terrace Park. </li></ul><ul><li>Colored with the younger children and played basketball and football with the older kids </li></ul>Video below talks about the charity event for Boys Town
  7. 7. Participant Demographics <ul><li>Around 2-17 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of the participants were Hispanic, African American, Caucasian and Native American </li></ul><ul><li>Served about 15 but many will benefit from the money raised at the event. </li></ul><ul><li>All of these kids are at risk </li></ul><ul><li>Prior to entering a Boys Town residential program: </li></ul><ul><li>51% of our youth have aggression problems. </li></ul><ul><li>42% of our youth have been physically and/or sexually abused, neglected, or abandoned. </li></ul><ul><li>64% of our youth experience school problems. </li></ul><ul><li>47% of our youth have substance abuse problems. </li></ul><ul><li>51% percent of our youth have been arrested. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Reflection <ul><li>This project was a great experience. I have learned that planning and communication was extremely important for this project and always will be. Showing children that we care for them is so important and I think that could make or break a child. The children at the park loved it when we came on Fridays, they all run up to us and it made me feel so good. I also believe that helping out the community benefits everyone. The Boys Town will benefit from the money raised. I remember when I was talking about college to some of the girls, they told me they wanted to be doctors and lawyers. I was happy to see that they are determined and have great goals. I have faith that they will succeed in life. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Reflection Continued: It took me a while to figure out what I was going to do for this project because there were some issues. My original plan was to go to Carillon Elementary and make a quilt with the ESE class. We bought all of the material for the quilt but then found out that we needed to be fingerprinted for Seminole County. Being in my original group it was challenging because there was not the best communication. I then decided to do something else and that led me to Boys Town and the children at Reeves Terrace Park. I was able to stick with one of the group members while we went to the park on Fridays. I am glad it all came together and I do think that this was a great experience for me. </li></ul>