Special Olympics has always had a special place in my heart as it led me to my passion for working with people with disabilities. I began volunteering with Special Olympics in the spring of 2013 with local track and field events. I continued volunteering and getting more and more involved as I got older. When … Continue reading Special Olympics Michigan
Being a mentor is something that honestly seems so complicated to me. What do I do with a mentee? When do I feed it? Water it? Take it for walks??? Okay I'm not that crazy but really like what does a mentor do? My mentor was literally everything for me. She was my best friend, … Continue reading What Even is a Mentor??????
As a special education major, you can assume that I am obsessed with Special Olympics. Special Olympics is a way for people with disabilities to be active and have fun in a setting that focuses on them and their personal achievements. Ever since my freshman year of high school I have been volunteering with Special … Continue reading Special Olympics LEAD Team
In our LDR100 class, we were split into groups of about eight people and given a book to read and relate to our leadership experiences. We were then asked to do a presentation for our class to teach them what our book was about and demonstrate the things that we learned. Our book was about … Continue reading Start With Why
As a freshman in college, there are many things to look forward to in the first weeks of school. As a Leadership Advancement Scholar, there are even more things to look forward to in your first few weeks of school and there is one thing that us Freshman talk about for weeks... Mentor/Mentee Retreat. One … Continue reading Mentor/Mentee Retreat
As a Freshman in LAS, we are taken to Central Michigan Universities Leadership Institute Connections Conference. The Connections Conference is held at Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City (yes, we did get to play in the water park). Going into Connections I really and truly had no idea what to expect. I was thinking something … Continue reading Making a Connection
As Anne Frank once said, "In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart". We all make the choices we make because to us, that is the best choice that we can make; that is the best you that you can be in that moment. The challenge we are all … Continue reading The Spark in My Eyes