Guess who? No this isn’t Zach. It’s your other #CPChatNow co-pilot Blake Henry. I am excited to bring you the recap from the community service focus chat I led last week.
The live weekly cerebral palsy Twitter chat gives our community a reason to get excited about Wednesdays. This past week my expertise shined as I facilitated a focus chat on community service.
The focus chat provided an opportunity to learn more about Community Service & Community Advocacy.
Personally I found learning more about community service an engaging and rewarding experience. After all while cerebral palsy creates commonalities within our community. Community service can be done by anyone in a wide variety of fields and brings out the best in people.
Human nature dictation decrees we each maintain the ability to make the world around us a better place. My mission is to continue making the world a better place one action at a time, you can get involved in the mission too! I left the community with several resources and thought provoking questions to get us involved.
A lot of times we get to a volunteer site and we are surprised by a number of things, whether that is seeing friends we were not expecting or the impact is greater than expected. Many had a lot to say.
Lastly, do not forget about our Google Hangout this week on Thursday.
Sure, not all attempts to make the world a better place will be positive. Yet if your actions just help one person, you made an impact in that community. Thus let me ask as this week’s extend-the-conversation question,
“Describe a person you’ve encountered in the community who made a strong impression on you, positive or negative ”
Answer by commenting below. Maybe our different answers will even conjure others to seek out opportunities in your volunteer organization!
My first advisor for Key Club (a high school community service organization) made a huge impact on me in a positive way. I was shy and timid when entering high school and I went to club carnival and found Key Club and instantly fell in love. Over the years the advisor continued to mentor me inside and outside the organization. I contribute my success to her positive reinforcement and willingness to help me succeed.